Memorial Day Civil War ceremony

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by Cindy McManus

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

May 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM

Location: Calvary Cemetery, 5503 W. Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee

Event Description

Memorial Day ceremony commemorating 150th anniversary of Civil War, which had entered its third year in 1863.
Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jerome Listecki and speech by noted Civil War author Lance Herdegen.

Listecki and Herdegen then will fire Civil War cannon. Music by First Brigade Band on authentic Civil War instruments. Calvary Cemetery has graves dating to 1845, three years before Wisconsin became a state.
Several dozen graves of Civil War vets, including two recipients of Medal of Honor.
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