Bells Across the Land – A Nation Remembers Appomattox

Tomorrow, April 9, 2015, marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, represented by the historic meeting between Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. Here in Rochester, the Friends of Mount Hope will mark the anniversary by ringing the Mount Hope Cemetery north gatehouse bell at 3:15 p.m., joining bells in churches, temples, schools, city halls, public buildings, historic sites, and others across the land taking part in a National Park Service commemoration. A brief program will follow, featuring re-enactor representatives from both sides of the conflict, and period anthems played on fife and drum. It should be a fun and informative event!

CIVIL WAR COMMEMORATION EVENT
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Mount Hope Cemetery North Gatehouse
791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive

Submitted by Sue O’Neill, Azalea Neighborhood Association & Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery

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