NEW HAVEN - Memorial Ceremony, 1 p.m. May 24, Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Long Wharf
. Also at 3 p.m. a second event will be held at the War Memorial on the
New Haven Green
Mayor Toni N. Harp will speak, as will Capt. Carl Lahti, the Commanding
Officer of the Naval Submarine Base New London.
At 5 p.m. the city’s 18th
annual Memorial Day concert, featuring Orchestra New England, will be held at
the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts at Southern Connecticut State
Also, per a release:
Civil War Veterans Remembered: On Memorial, Monday, May 25th., there will be a tour honoring the Civil War Veterans in Grove Street Cemetery. There are over 150 Civil War veterans buried in the Cemetery, including famous Generals and Admirals and common volunteer infantrymen. The tour will be led by Myles Alderman and will meet at the entrance to the Cemetery, 227 Grove Street, New Haven, CT at 10:30 AM, on May 25th.
The Grove Street Cemetery, the first chartered burial ground in the United States, succeeded the previous common burial site, the New Haven Green. After severe yellow fever epidemics in 1794 and 1795 the Green, which held perhaps as many as 5,000 burials, was simply too crowded to continue as the chief burial ground. ln 1796 a group of New Haven citizens led by U.S, Senator James Hillhouse planned a new cemetery on a location at the edge of town. Their efforts were officially recognized in October, 1797 when the State of Connecticut incorporated the cemetery as The New Burying Ground in New Haven.
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