Memorial Day in Logan Circle Park--Monday, May 26, 12:00 Noon

05/30/2011 | 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Logan Circle Park

Did you know that General John A. Logan, for whom Logan Circle is named, founded Memorial Day? As the Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, General Logan instituted the practice of laying flowers on the graves of Civil War veterans. You are invited every year to join us for a very special ceremony in Logan Circle Park. Together with the National Park Service and the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC, the Logan Circle Community Association participates in this annual commemoration of our national day of memory. The program features a color guard, reenactments, remarks from local dignitaries, a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of General John Logan, and musical entertainment. It is old-fashioned, wonderful, and emblematic of our Logan Circle village. Residents and visitors alike are invited to this celebration of authentic Washington, DC and its heritage.  Seating and light refreshments will be provided.  This is a kid- and dog-friendly event (but do make sure dogs are leashed.)

 

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