Park Staff will honor the fallen from all United States wars buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery  

GETTYSBURG, PA – For more than one hundred years, fallen United States servicemembers were buried with honor at Gettysburg National Cemetery. This Memorial Day weekend, lesser-known stories of those interred within this hallowed ground will be explored. Join park rangers from Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site as they discuss the creation and history of Gettysburg National Cemetery and highlight 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 between 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.    

This free, 90-minute program takes place on Saturday, May 27 at 6 pm. Meet at the Taneytown Road entrance of the Gettysburg National Cemetery for this guided walking tour of the Gettysburg National Cemetery, focusing on stories of some of the fallen servicemembers buried there.    

Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site are pleased to cosponsor this event. For additional information and updates, please visit nps.gov/gett or nps.gov/eise.  

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