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Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration
December 31, 2022
12:00 pm

The Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration will mark the 207th annual anniversary of the birth of General George G. Meade, heroic commander of the victorious Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg.

The General Meade Society of Philadelphia will celebrate his birthday at Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave. at noon.

A champagne toast and reception will follow the program. For directions, call: 215-228-8200 Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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Lincoln Birthday Celebration
February 10, 2023
10:00 am

Civil War military units, civilians, and heritage groups are welcome and encouraged to march in the parade to honor President Lincoln on his birthday. Participants will gather at the Union League by 10am. 

Complimentary parking at Laz Garage on the N.W. corner of 15th & Sansom St. only. Arrive between 9:00am – 10:00am and obtain a parking pass.

Proceed to Laz garage at 114 S 15th St to park.

Return to the Union League. 
Contact awaski01@gmail.com for more information.

Union League
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

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Memorial Day Observation
May 28, 2023
12:00 pm

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 

Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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