The 19th Annual, Memorial Day Weekend
2014 Fredericksburg National Cemetery Luminary
- Sponsored by National Park Service
On Saturday, May 24, the National Park Service will host its 19th annual luminaria program at Fredericksburg National Cemetery. It will open to the public at 8 p.m. and run through 11 p.m. In the event of rain, this signature event of the Fredericksburg Region will be held on Sunday, May 25.
The glowing luminaria pay tribute to American soldiers who have given their lives for this country. To honor those soldiers, members of the Mattaponi and Aquia Districts of the Boy Scouts of America and the Commonwealth Council Girl Scouts of the USA will light 15,300 candles in the Cemetery—one for each soldier buried there.
The Trail to the Luminary began mid-January - How Can Your Unit Help ? Do the following:
At Aquia District February Roundtable, sign up an take 500+ "white bags" to fold/cuff for turn in at the March Roundtable. 17,000 total bags !!
Participate in sandbagging. Each bag and candle requires a ziploc bag with a trowel full of sand in it. Date: Saturday 12 April, 9AM – 2PM. 602604 Lee Drive, Fredericksburg (Park Maint. Facility)
Participate in Dressing the Cemetery Date: Saturday 24 May, 9AM – Done.
Participate in Dressing the Cemetery Date: Saturday 24 May, 8:30AM – Done.
Participate in Cleanup Sunday 25 May, 8:30AM – Done.