Memorial Day service at Fort Harrison Cemetery
5/26/2022, 6 p.m.
The Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the National Cemetery Administration, will host a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying ceremony 12 p.m. Monday, May 30, at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery, 8620 Varina Road. The event is free and open to the public.
This year’s keynote speaker is Greg Mertz, a retired Na- tional Park Service historian and author of the book “Attack at Daylight and Whip Them: The Battle of Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862.” Mr. Mertz serves on the boards of the Rappahannock Valley Civil War Roundtable, Brandy Station Foundation, and Friends of Wilderness Battlefield. Following his talk, a wreath will be laid at the grave of Pvt. George A. Buchanan, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Fort Harrison.
For more information, please contact the Richmond Na- tional Battlefield Park at (804) 226-5023, or visit www.nps.gov/ rich or www.Facebook.com/RichmondNPS.