Vet gets dying wish: Burial in new cemetery

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Title

Vet gets dying wish: Burial in new cemetery

Alternative Title

Vet gets dying wish

Subject

Veterans--Florida

Description

A newspaper article published in Florida Today on June 1, 1988. The article discusses Elmer Farrow Hurst’s dying wish to be buried at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

Born on February 13, 1921, in Cabool, Missouri, Hurst joined the United States Army on August 5, 1942. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1962. His last dying wish was to be buried in the Florida National Cemetery, in Bushnell, Florida. Hurst died on May 29, 1988 and was granted his dying wish on June 1, 1988, when he was buried in Florida National Cemetery. Elmer Hurst was among the first veterans interred there.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Van Gaasbeck, Cynthia

Source

Digital reproduction of the original newspaper article: "Vet gets dying wish: Burial in new cemetery." Florida Today, June 1, 1988.

Publisher

Date Created

1988-06-01

Date Copyrighted

1988-06-01

Format

image/jpg

Extent

2.18 MB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Pinellas Park, Florida
Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Cynthia Van Gaasbeck and published by Florida Today.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Today and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

Source Repository

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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