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2011 Rememberance Day Schedule

November 19, 2011


At 8:00 AM:
The activities of the day will start with an SVR breakfast. This is open to all members of the SVR and their families. Reservations can be made by contacting Lt. Col. Don Darby at his headquarters. The cost is $12.00 per person before November 1, 2011, $15.00 after November 1, 2011.

At 9:45 AM:
A briefing will follow at the Eisenhower Inn for all Commanders whose unit will be participating in the annual parade.

At 11:00 AM:
There will be a brief service at the 54th GAR Memorial in Ziegler’s Grove on the Gettysburg Battlefield by the Allied Orders of the Grand Army of the Republic to honor their founders and forefathers. All are invited to attend.

The parade will form at 12:00 PM on Lefever Street and move at 1:00 PM sharp.
The route of the parade will be as follows; Exiting Lefever Street onto East Confederate Ave. and turning west onto East Middle Street. Upon striking Baltimore Street the parade will turn south and then veer south west onto Steinwehr Ave where it will terminate at the National Park. Please see regulations regarding the participation in the annual Remembrance Day Parade at the above hot link.

At 6:00 PM:
The Past Commanders and Past Presidents Association of South Central Pennsylvania will hold their 81st Annual Dedication Day Dinner at the Eisenhower Inn. This dinner is open to all Brothers and Sisters of the Allied Orders and their Families. Information concerning the dinner can be found by clicking the hot link above.

At 9:00 PM:
The National Civil War Ball will commence. All are invited to attend and participate. All proceeds that are raised by this Ball go directly to monument preservation at the Gettysburg National Military Park. During the existence of the Ball there has been over $56,000.00 given to the National Park for monument restoration and maintenance. Please come out and support this worthy cause while having a pleasant and enjoyable evening. Information concerning the Ball can be found by clicking the hot link above.


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