Memorial Day Observation


May 28, 2023    
12:00 pm


Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
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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