Sunday, November 11th at 1:00 pm
On April 6, 1917, America formally declared war on Germany, thus ending its position of neutrality in World War I. This conflict ultimately claimed the lives of over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians, making it one of the deadliest wars in history. The use of new firearm technology, chemical weapons, and trench warfare combined to be costlier than many had ever imagined – both in terms of national budgets, and human life.
Though The Great War concluded just over a year after America became involved, it had a lasting impact on the Philadelphia region. This walking tour will highlight the battle experiences, lives and deaths of the many World War I Veterans who now rest peacefully at Laurel Hill.
The walking tour will take place on Sunday, November 11 at 1:00 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. The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors; or $12/members.
Tour Guides: Andy Waskie and Russ Dodge