The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission announce the 152nd Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Gettysburg, will be held on Monday May 27. This is an opportunity to remember and honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving this country.
The Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Gettysburg is one of the oldest continuing ceremonies in the country. Ceremonies in the past have featured keynote speakers such as past presidents of the United States and Pennsylvania governors.
The Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Lefever Street in Gettysburg and head northeast to Middle Street; turn west on East Middle Street and south on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers’ National Cemetery.
The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at the Rostrum in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Color guard from the USS Gettysburg (CG 64) will be serve as the color guard of the parade. The keynote speaker will be announced later.
The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission consists of veterans’ organizations in Gettysburg: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – Gettysburg Camp #112; American Legion Post #202; Marine Corps League Detachment #705; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #15.
For more information regarding the parade and ceremony, contact the commission at GettysburgMemorialDayGJVMDC@gmail.com. To make a contribution to help offset costs of the parade and ceremony, send check to Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission, P.O. Box 3722, Gettysburg, PA 17325; or visit the GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/gettysburg-joint-veterans-memorial-day-commitee?pc=em_dn_contacts_r&rcid=r01-155380024676-15d2d9538b994a9e&member=1955576.
Additional information on the parade and ceremony will be posted on the commission’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GettysburgMemorialDay.