Friday, November 10 at 10am
Join active and retired members of the United States Marine Corps at Laurel Hill Cemetery as they commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the founding of the Marine Corps in Philadelphia on November 10, 1775. A service will take place at the gravesite of Brigadier General Jacob A. Zeilin, the first United States Marine non-brevet general, who served as the seventh Commandant of the Corps from 1864 to 1876. After the service, the Cemetery will mark Veterans’ Day with a tour of the final resting places of the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Learn about the people who died in battle in the Revolutionary War, the Indian Wars, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, in Korea, and in Vietnam. Their heroic exploits will be relived and honored.
The service and tour will take place on Friday, November 10 at 10:00am, 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. Free and open to the public. Coffee and pastries will be served before the program.