Fredericksburg National Cemetery Luminary

Fredericksburg National Cemetery Luminary

by | Dec 13, 2014 | Around Town, Government

By Susan Larson

The National Park Service will host the 19th annual Fredericksburg National Cemetery Luminary on Saturday, May 24, 2014.

A luminary will be lit for each of the 15,300 soldiers buried there.

The Fredericksburg National Cemetery Luminary is open to the public 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. In the event of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, May 25.

This year’s ceremony is part of a national observance called Reverberations.  “Three national parks in Virginia – Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, Richmond National Battlefield Park, and Petersburg National Battlefield – will send park rangers to sister communities to join in commemorative programs and presentations throughout the day,” the National Park Service said in a press release.

That evening, they will participate in candlelight illuminations.  At 9 p.m. eastern time Taps will be played at the sites, which in 1864 were deeply wounded by the Overland Campaign. These locations are:

Richmond’s Cold Harbor
Petersburg’s Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Dearborn, Michigan
Natchez, Mississippi
Litchfield, Connecticut
Charleston, South Carolina
Camp Nelson, Nicholasville, Kentucky
Bangor, Maine
Wilmington, North Carolina
Stockbridge/Munsee Indian Reservation, Wisconsin

Fredericksburg National Cemetery is located at the junction of Sunken Road and Lafayette Boulevard.  Pets are not permitted in the cemetery.
Memorial Day 2014 Events in Fredericksburg
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Masonic Lodge Memorial Day March
Fredericksburg National Cemetery Luminary
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