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Gettysburg Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony 2024

May 27 @ 2:00 pm

The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission would like to announce that the 157 th Memorial Day
parade and ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania will be held on Monday May 27, 2024. This is a great way
to remember and honor those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.
The Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Gettysburg is one of the oldest continuing ceremonies in the
country. Ceremonies in the past have featured keynote speakers, such as past presidents of the United States
and Pennsylvania governors.

The Memorial Day parade will begin at 2 p.m. at Lefever Street in Gettysburg and head northeast to East
Middle Street; turn west on East Middle Street and south on Baltimore Street to the Soldiers’ National

The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at the Rostrum in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. The
Color Guard from the USS Gettysburg (CG 64) will be serving as the color guard. The Keynote Speaker will
be Major General David C. Hill, Commandant of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA. His photo
and bio are attached. Other notable dignitaries will be Captain Justin R. Hodges, Commanding Officer of
the USS Gettysburg (CG-64) and Kathy and Larry Altoff who will be serving as the Honorary Grand
Marshalls of the parade.

The Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission consists of veterans’ organizations in Gettysburg:
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War – Gettysburg Camp #112; American Legion Post #202; Marine Corps
League Detachment #705; and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #15.

If you have questions regarding the parade and ceremony, please contact the commission at:
GettysburgMemorialDayGJVMDC@gmail.com . Consider making a contribution to help offset costs of the
parade and ceremony by sending a check to: Gettysburg Joint Veterans Memorial Day Commission, P.O. Box
3722, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Additional information on the parade and ceremony will be posted on the
Commission’s facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/GettysburgMemorialDay .


May 27
2:00 pm
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Gettysburg Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States + Google Map