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Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony
October 1, 2022
11:00 am

Anniversary of the Assassination of Major Catto

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: Breanna Pleiss at the Union League to reserve lunch:
Information: Dr. Andy Waskie

The Armed Services Council Presents The Major OV Catto Awards Ceremony & Luncheon
Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 12:30pm 

The Major Octavius V. Catto Honor Ceremony will begin at 11am, with lunch to follow. We will meet at the 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. The Major Catto Medal of the Pennsylvania National Guard will be awarded after the Luncheon to deserving PA Guardsmen.

There will be a signature/cash bar available. Price: $40 inclusive

Philadelphia City Hall
1 S. Penn Square
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Meade Society Annual Fall Excursion
October 8, 2022 - October 10, 2022
All Day

The Meade Society Annual Fall Excursion postponed due to the pandemic is on!

When:  Saturday – Monday, October 8 – 10, 2022

The cost for this trip is $335.00  per person, double occupancy (singles need to pay an additional $100.00 to cover the room charge)

Here’s what will be included in your trip package price:

  • Just added! Potomac River Cruise on Saturday October 8th, included in the package price !!!

  • Deluxe motorcoach with our new carrier, Perkiomen Tours;
  • Driver tip; Hotel for two nights with full breakfast;
  • Saturday night pizza party from LEDO’S PIZZA;
  • Guided tour of sites in Fairfax VA on Saturday;
  • Snacks & beverages on board the bus;
  • Sunday lunch at Mission BBQ near the Army museum;
  • Guided tour of the new U.S. Army Museum at Fort Belvoir VA;
  • Sunday dinner at a local restaurant;
  • Monday wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery.

Saturday lunch in Old Town Alexandria and Monday lunch in Washington D.C. are on your own, and as usual there will be a cash bar for Sunday dinner.

For your convenience, you can now pay your balance due for the trip by credit or debit card! Just complete following payment form:

Or,you can still pay by check and send it to the GMS post office box.

Please note: final payments MUST be received by September 8th!

Contact Jerry McCormick (215) 848-7753 or for reservations and information.

Let him know if you have any questions.

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US Marine Corps Observance
November 10, 2022
11:00 am

US Marine Corps Birthday Observance at the grave of General Jacob Zeilin, 7th Commandant of the Marine Corps. A special ‘Veterans’ Day tour of heroes ‘killed in action’ and buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery will follow.
Call 215.228.8200 for details.

Co-sponsored by: The Legion Post 405; MOLLUS;

General Meade Society
Dr. Andy Waskie or 215-423-3930

Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA

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General Meade Society Annual Brunch & Awards Ceremony
November 12, 2022
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

This includes a deluxe brunch, cash bar, door prizes, and the presentations of the Legion of Honor and Award of Merit.


  • Saturday November 12th from 11:00am to 2:00pm


  • Cannstatter Volksfest Verein
  • 9130 Academy Road
  • Philadelphia, PA 19114


  • $58.00 per person

You may contact Jerry McCormick, for reservations. Deadline to register is NOVEMBER 6th.

Payment can be made by Debit/Credit card using the following form or mailing a check to

The General Meade Society of Philadelphia, Inc.
P.O. Box 45556
Philadelphia, PA 19149

Cannstatter Volksfest Verein
9130 Academy Road
Philadelphia, pa

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Remembrance Day in Gettysburg
November 19, 2022
10:30 am

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.

Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

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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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