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Updated: Funeral Thursday for A Giant Influence On All Conservatives: M. Stanton Evans, RIP

The funeral for Stan Evans will be held Thursday, along with a tribute to Stan at the Heritage Foundation. Here's the detailed information for those who are interested:

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 101 Oakcrest Manor Drive NE, Leesburg, Virginia. A reception will follow at the church, and a small family burial will take place later in the afternoon.

The Heritage Foundation will host a program and reception honoring the life and legacy of Stan Evans on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Heritage Foundation building at 214 Massachusetts Ave., NE, Washington, DC. Those wishing to attend should RSVP at this web address:


Lee Edwards posts on Human Events this tribute:

He had only to stand before a microphone to bring smiles to the faces of an expectant conservative audience. Would he report the latest grab for power from the Land of Leviathan-Washington, D.C.? Would it be an ironic remark about the current liberal hero-Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Clinton, Obama? Or would it be a Wildian reflection on the dependability of conservatives when they come to power?

"The trouble with conservatives," he once observed, "is that too many of them come to Washington thinking they are going to drain the swamp, only to discover that Washington is a hot tub.".........................

M. Stanton Evans, journalist, author, teacher, commentator, and raconteur, died at the age of 81 from pancreatic cancer.

...............Evans wrote two of the most enduring books in the conservative canon-Revolt on the Campus and The Theme Is Freedom. In Revolt,published in 1961, he discerned a conservative revolt on the American campus against liberal conformity and collectivism and made a fearless prediction.