A Century of Sacrifice: Stories from the Gettysburg National Cemetery
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GETTYSBURG, Pa. – For more than one hundred years, fallen United States servicemembers were buried with honor at Gettysburg National Cemetery. This Memorial Day weekend, explore some of the lesser-known stories of those interred in this National Cemetery. Park rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site will discuss the creation and history of Gettysburg National Cemetery and highlight the 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 there between the years 1863 and 1971.
As the final resting place for over 6,000 men and women who served the United States in conflicts from the 1860s through the 1970s, Gettysburg National Cemetery is a fitting place to remember the meaning of Memorial Day and how the United States remembers its fallen.
Join Park Rangers on Saturday, May 27, at 6:00 p.m. for a free 90-minute guided walking tour of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, focusing on stories of some of the fallen servicemembers buried there.
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