A Century of Sacrifice: Special Memorial Day Weekend Ranger Program
May 10, 2023
For more than one hundred years, fallen United States servicemembers were buried with honor at Gettysburg NationalCemetery. This Memorial Day weekend, lesser-known stories of those interred within this hallowed ground will be explored. Join park rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site as they discuss the creation and history of Gettysburg National Cemetery and highlight stories of several servicemembers from each of America’s armed conflicts, from the Civil War through the war in Vietnam, who were laid to rest between 1863 and 1971.
Photo of white marble headstones adorned with small American flags in the Gettysburg National Cemetery courtesy of the National Park Service, Gettysburg National Military Park.
This free, 90-minute program takes place Saturday, May 27, 2023 at 6 pm. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance of the Gettysburg National Cemetery for this guided walking tour of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, focusing on stories of some of the fallen servicemembers buried here.
Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site are pleased to cosponsor this event. For additional information and updates, please visit nps.gov/gett or nps.gov/eise.
Read the National Park Service press release.