THE FRIENDS OF LAUREL HILL CEMETERY PRESENT
LAUREL HILL’S BRAVEST SOULS:
MEMORIAL DAY PARADE, SERVICE AND RECEPTION
The traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1 will be recreated at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the site of the first Memorial Day Observance in Philadelphia in 1868. The entourage will gather at the resting place of General Meade, hero of the Battle of Gettysburg, to perform the traditional service honoring all veterans who fell defending the nation. A wreath-laying, speeches and honor guards will enhance the ceremony.
Refreshments will be served after the ceremony, and tours of Laurel Hill will be available. The event is co-sponsored by the General Meade Society of Philadelphia, American Legion Post #405, Post #1 Society, Union League, and Anna M. Ross Camp #1, Sons of Union Veterans.
Laurel Hill is one of Philadelphia’s premier historic sites, and one of the few cemeteries in the United States to be honored as a National Historic Landmark, where numerous people of both local and national fame are buried. Its natural beauty renders it a bucolic retreat nestled within the city’s limits overlooking the Schuylkill River. The cemetery’s beautiful green space is further complimented by the breathtaking art, sculpture and architecture that can be found here.
When: Sunday, May 24th, 12:00pm
Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue,
Additional Info: www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org