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Local Cemetery Tour Digs Deeper Into Irish Souls Of Philadelphia

By Kristen Johanson

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – For many Irish people in Philadelphia, Saint Patrick’s Day is about heritage and history, and Laurel Hill Cemetery in East Falls is filled with that. 144 more words


2014 Birthday Celebration

There are a few people who, when asked the musical question “What are you doing New Year’s Eve,” will answer, “Standing in a cemetery drinking champagne.” Those people are the folks who go to Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery each December 31 to drink a champagne toast at General George Gordon Meade’s gravesite on the general’s birthday. 281 more words

Happy 199th Birthday, General Meade!

George Gordon Meade was born on this day 199 years ago. (December 31 is also his wedding anniversary.) It has become an annual tradition for the General Meade Society of Philadelphia to hold a commemorative ceremony at the general’s grave at Philadelphia’s Laurel Hill Cemetery. 276 more words

Last Look at the Leaves

I woke this morning to white flakes drifting from the sky and beginning to cover the ground. It wasn’t cold enough to last for long, but the message was unmistakable. 227 more words


Gravediggers' Ball Fundraiser For Laurel Hill Cemetery Marks 10 Years

By Dan Wing

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Crystal Tea Room at the historic Wannamaker Building in Center City Philadelphia played host to the 10th Annual Gravediggers Ball Friday night. 278 more words


Soul Crawl

I spent another fun Saturday night at one of my new favorite places, the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. This time we took the two hour evening flashlight tour. 176 more words

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PHOTOS in SEPIA TONE: 2014 RIP 5K from Laurel Hill Cemetery

Each and every year the fine folks at Laurel Hill Cemetery put on an event called the “Rest in Peace 5K.”  The event is a costumed 5K through one of the most historical cemeteries in the country.  272 more words

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