Gettysburg Remembrance Day 2015
Each year the members of the 69th Pa travel to Gettysburg Pa to participate in a special series
of ceremonies and a town parade. The town of Gettysburg is host that  day to “Remembrance
Day” festivities.  The Parade began at 1:00 PM and brought thousands of Federal & Confederate
marchers. The 69th Pa begins their day at dawn as  they assemble for a ceremony at the  
Gettysburg National  Cemetery to honor the 21 men of our regiment who died and  are buried
there.  On July 2nd & 3rd  1863 53 lads of the 69th were killed or mortally  wounded in the fighting.
21  remain buried there. The  remainder were taken home to be buried in local or family plots. We
place gravestones  where  needed.   Our morning begins with an 8:00 AM  march into the
Pennsylvania section of  the cemetery.   Each year a different member of the unit is selected to  
carry a bronze medallion that  represents one of  the 21 soldiers.  They will keep, protect and
return  with  that medallion the following year.  A brief biography of each soldier is read and an
Irish flag placed alongside the American  flag on each grave. Following the cemetery ceremony we
march to the 69th regimental monument for services  where  each year a different company is given
honor. This year Company F was honored. In addition  the“Hugh  Bradley” medal is awarded each
year to an outstanding  reenactment soldier in the regiment.    This year's awardee - Matt Franklin
The week before the event, our 69th Pa ladies  
gathered to create the wreath for our monument
The gravestones at Gettysburg
At the Monument
The lumination of the Gettysburg Graves
   We march from cemetery ceremony to the monument ceremony
Our Civilian Committee
Our "wounded warrior" joins us at the wall
Pioneer Matt Franklin - Hugh Bradley Awardee
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