Annual Major Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 11 A.M.

Honor ceremony; wreath laying; military salute at the Catto Monument at the Southwest Front of City Hall at 11:00 A.M. To honor the great Black equal rights and military leader with a wreath-Laying ceremony. All military units, period civilians, veterans and heritage groups are encouraged to participate. Colors, wreaths and music encouraged.

Following the City Hall Ceremony: PA National Guard Award Luncheon & Medal Ceremony to follow at 12:30pm in the Union League for the ‘Major Catto Medal’ Award Ceremony. 

Contact: Mary O’Brien at the Union League to reserve lunch:
Information: Dr. Andy Waskie – 215-423-3930 or

The Independence Hall Association  has an excellent website for
O.V. Catto resources at: