Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sat Night Luminary Tour

From the NPS.gov website and fredericksburgva.gov:

15,300 candles light the Fredericksburg National Cemetery for the annual luminaria to honor those who have given their lives for their country.

Saturday, May 24, 2008 (rain date, Sunday, May 25, 2008). Program open to the public from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The cemetery will remain open until the luminaria lights are out.

The program includes a historical walking tour to view the illumination of 15,300 candles, one for each solider buried in the cemetery on Marye's Heights. Taps will be played every 30 minutes.

Due to limited parking, a free shuttle service will be provided from the University of Mary Washington parking lot on the corner of William Street and Sunken Road. Handicap parking will be available in the parking lot behind the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center and people shuttled up to the cemetery.

Sponsorship Information:
Volunteers make this event possible, your support is greatly appreciated.

A service project by:
* The Commonwealth Girl Scout Council
* Boy Scouts of America
* Friends of Fredericksburg Area Battlefields
* Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

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