HOLY CROSS CEMETERY
THE 2019 GRAVESTONE CEREMONY
Sunday April 28th -  ...and for these brave men from Ireland who will
never again walk upon the Irish soil we bring the soil of Ireland to you."
                     McGarrity Ceremony at Holy Cross
  Corporal John Reilly (Co H)          Pvt Henry McClarren (Co F)          1st Lt Hugh Flood (Co C)
          Firing a Volley at the Grave                                           Our Ladies at the Ceremony
                             The Assembled 69th members at Holy Cross Cemetery
 Reading the Biography of our Hero                            Following the Flags to a Grave
                                   A Catholic Prayer at Grave side given by  David O'Daniel     
 31  descendants of 1st Lt Hugh Flood traveled from as far as North Carolina and
Indiana to attend the ceremony. The 69th Pa paid the costs and organized the ceremony
At the location of a mass grave of nine 69th soldiers relocated from Saint Mary Cemetery in
South Philadelphia our ladies created  a semi circle to mark the edges of the mass grave.
     The Saint Mary Section at  Holy Cross                  Our lads assembled to begin the march