Homers Celebrate General George Gordon Meade's 197th Birthday

Monday December 31st, 2012 would have been General George Gorden Meade's 197th Birthday.

Each year on the General's Birthday, members and guests of the  the General Meade Society of Philadelphia assemble at the General's graveside at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Honorees and Guest Speakers often include veterans and noteworthy historians.

Champagne is served to all who are present, for it was by far, the General's favorite beverage.

Anyone interested in the Society should contract them through their website at www.generalmeadesociety.org/

Anyone interested in the historical, social and education events at the Laurel Hill Cemetery can find information at www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/

Homers at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Gate at Laurel Hill Cemetery.


The band and troops assemble.

Guests in period costume.

Ray meets a former colleague.

Rich talks to the Captain and his wife.

Troops gather.

Veterans lead the way.

March to the graveside.

Nine gun salute.

Floral remembrances.

Meade Family Gravesite.

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