Thursday, May 26, 2016

Commemorate Memorial Day at Soldiers’ Home National Cemetery

Commemorate Memorial Day with the wreath laying ceremony and a tour of the Soldiers' Home National Cemetery, officially the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Monday, May 30, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm.

The cemetery is the final resting place for more than 14,000 veterans.   Some of the graves, shown to the right in the photo taken by Steve Fernie, date to veterans of the Civil War.

The wreath laying takes place at John Logan's mausoleum; Logan formalized Memorial Day celebrations in 1868 and is the namesake of Logan Circle.   Cemetery tours start at 10:15; learn more about the tours and reserve your spot on the President Lincoln’s Cottage website.   President Lincoln's Cottage is partnering with Armed Forces Retirement Home and Arlington National Cemetery on the commemoration events.

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