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Contact: Andrea DeKoter, 804-226-5023
Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, is sponsoring a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying to honor and remember those who have died in our nation's service - especially those soldiers and sailors from the Civil War. This annual event is scheduled for Monday, May 30, at 12 p.m., at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery, on the Fort Harrison battlefield. The cemetery is located at 8620 Varina Road, two miles south of Route 5 and eight miles south of Richmond. More than 800 Civil War soldiers are buried at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery.
Greg McQuade, an Emmy-Award winning reporter and anchor at WTVR-TV in Richmond and co-host of CBS6's "Virginia This Morning," will speak at the cemetery. Mr. McQuade's deep appreciation for the U.S. military and the men and women who serve our country is reflected in the stories he covers. During his time at CBS6, he has flown with the Air Force's Blue Angels, covered the deployments and homecomings of American soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan, and accompanied World War II and Korean War veterans on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Mr. McQuade's late grandfather, William McQuade, served in the 692nd Tank Destroyer Battalion during World War II.
The public is invited to attend this free event.