The Grant Monument Association cordially invites you to a dinner commemorating the 197th Anniversary of President Ulysses S. Grant’s birth. Dinner shall be accompanied by a colloquy between General David Patraeus and Elizabeth Samet, Editor, The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant.Learn more
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the National Park Service and the United States Military Academy at West Point will host the official government ceremony commemorating the 197th anniversary of President Grant’s birth. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine (inside the mausoleum in the event of inclement weather). The keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony will be Ron White, author of American Ulysses (2016). A book signing will follow the ceremony in the overlook pavilion across the street from Grant’s Tomb. In addition, West Point Cadets will provide an honor guard, conduct a wreath-laying ceremony, and fire a rifle salute.
On Sunday, April 28, 2019, join the Oliver Tilden Camp #26, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, for their annual commemoration of the birth of General Ulysses S. Grant at Grant’s Tomb. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. Many Civil War and other patriotic organizations will be in attendance and will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony during the commemoration. Speakers will include representatives of the Sons and the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Association, and the Grant Monument Association.
On July 23, 1885, Ulysses S. Grant passed away at age 63, days after completing his renowned memoirs. Join us for a day of remembrance to honor Grant with a color guard and wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Mausoleum. Then join us for a special presentation in the visitor center about the funeral procession and ceremony the country held for honoring the fallen hero. Schedule of Events:11:00 am Ceremony Wreath-laying, color guard, rifle salute, brass quintet, and bugle ceremony outside in front of the Mausoleum 1:30 pm Presentation Farewell to a President: Special presentation by Frank Scaturro, President of Grant Monument AssociationLearn More at NPS.gov
Please join us for our yearly observance of Grant’s death with a wreath laying ceremony at General Grant National Memorial.
Celebrate 200 years of Ulysses S. Grant!Learn more