New Cathedral Cemetery
Gravestone Ceremony
On Saturday May 14, the 69th Pa dedicated five new soldier gravestones at New Cathedral
Cemetery at Front & Luzerne Streets in Philadelphia. 42 Family descendants and 17 69th
members participated
Timmy Kelly opens the ceremony with the
song "Minstrel Boy"
A brief biography of each soldier is read aloud
A blessing is placed upon the final resting
place of each soldier
Some of the descendants of the five
soldiers we honored with new
gravestones. 42 descendants joined us
for the dedication.
The lads of the 69th Pa "Irish Volunteers"
assemble to begin the ceremony
Around each gravestone soil from Ireland is placed
Three volleys are fired over each new
gravestone by the soldiers of the 69th
The volley by the gravesite
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