General Meade's Birthday Celebration & Champagne Toast:
The Annual General Meade Birthday Celebration will mark the 192nd anniversary of the birth of General George G. Meade, commander of the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg. A parade of Civil War re-enactors, civilians in period attire, special dignitaries, heritage groups and participants will advance to the final resting place of the Victor of Gettysburg and memorialize his services to his nation. A 21-gun salute and champagne toast will cap off the program at graveside, and will be followed by a reception in the Cemetery Gatehouse. A tour of historic Laurel Hill will be offered following the festivities (weather permitting).

The General Meade Society’s mission is to promote and preserve the memory of Union Major General George Gordon Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac and architect of the Union victory at Gettysburg. The society currently boasts hundreds of members throughout the country, all of whom share a common interest in General Meade’s multifaceted life and career.

This year marks the 17th anniversary of the Meade Birthday Celebration at Laurel Hill.

Monday, December 31, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

Laurel Hill Cemetery, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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