Grave site placement of veterans’ flags at Laurel Hill Cemetery Sunday, May 23, 2021
Met at the gatehouse of Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue, in Philadelphia at 10:00 AM. The group placed US flags on the graves of veterans of all wars.
Laurel Hill Cemetery contains the graves of thousands of Civil War veterans. Many of those who engaged in battle, fighting on the sides of both the Union and Confederacy or on the home front now rest at Laurel Hill. The site also holds sacred the remains of many prominent Civil War-era Philadelphians, including volunteer nurses, surgeons, and supporters of the war effort.
“Photos of some of the volunteers who assisted in placing flags on the graves of veterans in preparation for Memorial Day on Sunday, May 23rd in beautiful weather. Thanks to Jane North, Esq. for her pictures!
Many THANKS to all who participated!