Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm
The annual General Meade Birthday Celebration will mark the 203nd anniversary of the birth of General George G. Meade, commander of the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg. A parade of Civil War re-enactors, civilians in period attire, special dignitaries, heritage groups and participants will advance to Meade’s final resting place and memorialize his services to his nation. A 21-gun salute and champagne toast will cap off the program at graveside, and will be followed by a reception in the Cemetery Gatehouse.
The event will take place on Tuesday, December 31 at 12:00 pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.
This event is FREE and open to the public; a $5 donation in support of Laurel Hill Cemetery’s work and preservation as well as to help defray the cost of food and beverages provided by the General Meade Society is appreciated.