2018 Ladies’ Walk to the Grave

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Date/Time
05/28/2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
Boalsburg Diamond

Categories

Ambassadors, Brownies, Cadettes, Daisies, Juniors, Seniors

Uniform Class A


Participate in the 154th annual Memorial Day Celebration in Boalsburg on Memorial Day. The ceremony starts at 6:00 pm on Monday, May 28 with a short walk that steps off from the Diamond at 5:45 pm. This commemorates the ladies’ walk to the cemetary, a tradition that started in 1864.

We, as Girl Scouts, join the vintage ladies as the new generation to continue with the tradition of decorating the graves in the graveyard of the soldiers.  The committee will give us some flowers for the grave stones but girls are encouraged to bring their own. We join other groups besides the vintage ladies such as the military reenacters, local Boy Scout troops, local military groups and many others. We help lead the townspeople to the cemetery. This is one ceremony that relies on the help of local Girl Scouts. The ceremony last about an hour to an hour and a half and ends with cannon fire. This is a very solemn ceremony.

This can be an individual event; families are welcome to stay and participate. Military Families are welcome to attend in uniform if they feel it is appropriate.

Girls will need to wear a full uniform — khaki bottoms, white shirt and vest/sash.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

 

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