Memorial Day at the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery

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From an email:

“Commemorate Memorial Day with guided tours of the United States Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, more commonly known as the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery. Located in Petworth and visited by President Abraham Lincoln, the Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery is the first national cemetery (est. 1861) and also serves as the final resting place for John Logan, who formalized Memorial Day celebrations in 1868 and the namesake of Logan Circle.

President Lincoln’s Cottage will partner with the Armed Forces Retirement Home and Arlington National Cemetery for tours and a wreath laying ceremony at Logan’s mausoleum, which will highlight the history of the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery, notable people buried there, and the history of Memorial Day.

REGISTRATION (FREE)

WHEN: MONDAY, MAY 30

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT CEMETERY
10:00 AM

CEMETERY TOURS
10:45 AM and 12:30 PM

Attendees are asked to gather at the bandstand adjacent to President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldiers’ Home 30 minutes prior to each ceremony/tour to be escorted to the Soldiers’ Home Cemetery.”

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