Annual Luminary Event

Luminaries in long rows light the night.


This powerful evening program at Poplar Grove National Cemetery includes each of the 6000 graves being marked with a luminary candle, “Taps” being played, and selected stories of those who laid down their lives.

What: The Annual Luminary program

Where: Poplar Grove National Cemetery

When: Saturday, November 12, 2022 5:30 pm and ends at 8:00 pm

Why: Honor veterans past and present by literally shedding light on the gravesites of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country.

Other Important information:

Due to space limitations, there will be no parking allowed at Poplar Grove National Cemetery. Park staff, volunteers and visitors must park at Richard Bland College located off Johnson Road in South Prince George where a free shuttle will provide transportation to and from the cemetery

Last updated: September 9, 2022

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Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg , VA 23803


804 732-3531 x200
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