Remembrance Day - Gettysburg, PA

Remembrance Day was spent with the Company A Engineers and about 2500 other Civil War re-enactors in Gettysburg, PA.  There were ceremonies held at many of the monuments throughout the battlefield park.

Remembrance Day is a memorial day that has been observed since the end of WWI to honor those soldiers who died in the line of duty.  The poppy has become the symbol of this day.  They bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of northern Belgium and its brilliant red color became a symbol of the blood spilled during the war.

We were honored to participate in the events of this weekend including a ceremony to honor the 14th Brooklyn regiment and the giant parade on Saturday.  Also had a great time with the rest of Company A.  

See the gallery "remembrance day - gettysburg" for images from the event.  Sorry for the number of pictures (117 total) but it was necessary to fully document the importance of this event.