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 the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.
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