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Julia Grant Death Date Observance 2019

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

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