Memorial Day at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

There was a nice feature today in the Huffington Post about all the effort that has gone into remembering the Civil War veterans buried at Brooklyn’s beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery.  Here’s the link.

The cemetery’s website has this to say about Sunday’s event:

“On Sunday, May 29, at 7:00 p.m., Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery will glow with the light from 4,500 candlelit graves of Civil War veterans as the Green-Wood Historic Fund hosts a series of commemorative events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Hundreds of musicians, uniformed re-enactors, historians, descendants, and members of the community will gather to participate in these unique tributes. Green-Wood is serving as a Civil War Sesquicentennial Headquarters in New York as our nation marks this historic milestone. More than 4,500 Civil War veterans are interred at Green-Wood.”

A full schedule of events is available here.

About Loren Rhoads

I'm co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. Angelus Rose, the final book, came out in February 2020. I am the editor of Tales for the Camp Fire: An Anthology Benefiting Wildfire Relief. I'm also author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel--and a space opera trilogy.
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