Memorial Day Observed at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia Sunday, May 28, 2023
Original G.A.R. Decoration Day Service of 1868
All are welcome.
Laurel Hill is the site of the first Memorial Day in Philadelphia in 1868.
Special veterans’ markers will be dedicated at the graves of previously unmarked veterans.
Speakers, ceremonies, and pageant will highlight the ceremony. Wreath-laying, speeches, music, and honor guards.
Historical groups, veterans, and citizens are urged to participate. Wreaths, military contingents, color guards, music and period civilians are encouraged to participate.
Refreshments served after the ceremony.
For more information, call: 215-228-8200