Greenwood Cemetery commemorates the end of the Civil War.
May 22, 2015
The American Civil War ended in the spring of 1865, which is 150 years ago this spring. Greenwood Cemetery is commemorating this with a grand procession and festival. Over 5,000 veterans of the Civil War are buried in the cemetery. It sounds like quite an event.
The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with Civil War music, period games, cooking demonstrations, and re-enactors in Green-Wood’s meadow. Then, beginning at 8:30 p.m. after the sun has set, join a procession past 5,000 candles, led by cavalry horses, musicians, uniformed re-enactors, and a Civil War artillery troop firing salute. After the procession has ended, seize this unique opportunity to stroll Green-Wood’s grounds until midnight, taking in the luminaries and commemorating the thousands of lives affected by this dramatic turning point in American history.
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