"Resting Peacefully in the Smokies: Documenting the veterans Buried in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park"

with speakers Joe Emert, Marilyn Childress, and Sheila Evans



August 17, 2022


Lisa Oakley

East Tennessee Historical Society




East Tennessee History Center

601 South Gay St.

Knoxville, TN 37902

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(Knoxville, TN, September 7, 2022) "Resting Peacefully in the Smokies: Documenting the Veterans Buried in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park" is presented by speakers Joe Emert, Marilyn Childress, and Sheila Evans. When it was discovered, there was not a list of veterans buried in the GSMNP, a group was formed in 2020 to accumulate one. What started with 163 graves is now over 230 identified veteran burials, from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War. A 2020-2021 ETHS Award Winning Project.


ETHS Board of Directors Past President Joe Emert, Marilyn Childress with the Veterans Heritage Site Foundation, and Sheila Evans with the Daughters of the American Revolution; Friends of the Bryson City Cemetery. If you would like more information about this event, visit www.eastTNhistory.org or call 865-215-8824.


The East Tennessee Historical Society is one of the most active private historical organizations in the state. We specialize in finding creative ways to introduce the public to the fascinating world of history. Lectures, tours, award-winning exhibits, family heritage programs, genealogy classes, and student and teacher education appeal to people of all ages. Recognizing that East Tennessee’s history, heritage, and geography are distinct from the rest of the state, the East Tennessee Historical Society provides services and programs uniquely tailored to the region. ETHS partners with and promotes the history and events of organizations and sites across our 35 counties. We have 45 affiliate chapters across the region.  ####