On December 14, 2019, the National Park Service, the Grant Monument Association, and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary honored the life of Julia Dent Grant, the former first lady and wife of Ulysses S. Grant, on the anniversary of her death in 1902. Julia Dent Grant is interred in the Mausoleum next to her late husband Ulysses S. Grant.
Julia Dent Grant was honored with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony where visitors were invited to leave white roses as offerings.
Following the ceremony, GMA president Frank Scaturro gave a presentation in the overlook pavilion celebrating the life of Julia Dent Grant.
Photos courtesy of NPS-Bruce Monroe
A memorial wreath and a vase of white roses donated by the GMA
VFC Michael Barth and Frank Scaturro Laying the Wreath
VFC Michael Barth and Alexander Rico with Park Ranger Sierra Willoughby
Park Ranger Sierra Willoughby addresses visitors
Frank Scaturro presents the Life of Julia Grant