Laurel Hill Cemetery
Members of the public joined veterans and Civil War re-enactors Sunday to pay tribute to those who gave all, and those who stood behind them.
For many Irish people in Philadelphia, Saint Patrick’s Day is about heritage and history, and Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls is filled with that.
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Dressed in tuxes and gowns, guests mingled about with people in costume, like the CEO of Laurel Hill Cemetery Pete Hoskins, who was dressed as a beer baron.
“We have a list of what we would consider the most handsome men in Laurel Hill,” notes Alexis Jeffcoat, a guide at the Fairmount Park cemetery.
Surrounded by monolithic grave markers, and well removed from the sounds of the city, a class of nine students stretched out on mats under a beautiful blue sky.
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A special ceremony was part of the annual Memorial Day commemoration at Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls Sunday: the rededication of the “Silent Sentry,” a bronze statue that was stolen from Mount Moriah Cemetery in the ’70s, then languished in storage for decades after its recovery.
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Local cemeteries can’t control nature, during these freeze thaw cycles, but unlike some areas to our north which suspend burials until the spring thaw, the mourning process is not delayed.
A soldier’s monument that had been in storage since it was recovered after it was stolen years ago from the Mount Moriah Cemetery in Yeadon has been moved to a new home and the public will be able to see it Sunday during noon-time memorial ceremonies in East Falls.
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Some folks spent their holiday Sunday learning about their Irish ancestry at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.