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Special Walking Tour: African American Servicemembers Buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery

February 3

On Saturday, February 3rd. This special program will begin at 3:30 pm at the Taneytown Road Entrance of the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Please dress appropriately for winter weather. In the event of inclement weather, this program may be postponed. In all of America’s past conflicts, African Americans have served bravely and faithfully in the uniform of the United States despite being historically denied the most basic rights of citizenship from the very nation they served and fought—and in many cases died—to defend. In commemoration and observance of Black History Month, rangers from Eisenhower National Historic Site and Gettysburg National Military Park will lead a special walking tour/program in the Gettysburg National Cemetery highlighting the lesser-known and lesser-told stories of African American servicemembers therein laid to rest. Visit the graves and learn the stories of African Americans who served in the Civil War and who gave their last full measure of devotion during the Spanish-American War, World I, World War II, and Vietnam.


February 3