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The GENERAL MEADE SOCIETY of PHILADELPHIA had several events scheduled for 2020 – 2021 that, due to the pandemic, were unfortunately cancelled or postponed until later dates. Events and their details to be announced as more information is available. 


Annual Major Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony – 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of Major Catto
Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 11am

Honor ceremony; wreath laying; military salute at the Catto Monument at the South Front of City Hall at 11:00am
Honoring the great African-American equal rights and military leader
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: Lucy Myers at the Union League to reserve lunch:
Information: Dr. Andy Waskie

The Armed Services Council Presents
The Major O. V. Catto Awards
Ceremony & Luncheon
Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 12:30pm 

The Major Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony will begin at 11am, with lunch to follow. We will meet at the new OV Catto Monument at the S.W. corner of City Hall at 11:00am for the wreath laying and honor volleys and taps. Honoring 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. Then come back to the League for a delicious lunch starting at 12:30pm. There will be a signature/cash bar available. Price: $35 inclusive

Annual General Meade Society Fall Excursion
Saturday-Monday, October 9 – 11, 2021  
Alexandria VA, Fairfax County VA, Washington DC, and  the new U.S. Army Museum  — THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!!

US Marine Corps Birthday Observance at Laurel Hill Cemetery
Wednesday, November 10, 2021

at 11 am at the grave of General Jacob Zeilin, 7th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Call 215.228.8200 for details. 

Dr. Andy Waskie, or 215-423-3930

Remembrance Day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, PA.
Saturday, November 20, 2021 
General Meade & his Generals and the veterans of the Battle of Gettysburg Honor/Dedication Ceremonies during the Remembrance Day Observance. Honoring all commanders and veterans of the Battle. Meet at the General Meade Equestrian Monument at 10:30am
Contact Jerry McCormick at (215) 848-7753 or for info. 

25th Anniversary of the General Meade Society Dinner
Saturday, November 13, 2021  

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 13th, 2021.  Come and celebrate the 25th anniversary General Meade Society dinner to be held at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia PA 19114.  Details to follow.  For reservations, contact Jerry McCormick,

Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration
Friday, December 31, 2021
This will mark the 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.