|New Cathedral Cemetery
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
|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