Veterans Day Observance

Join us this Tuesday as we collaborate with the VA Medical Center to celebrate the lives of those who have served our country. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

10:45AM Start of ceremony at VA Medical Center. Enter at Woodland Avenue Entrance where you will be directed to the PVAMC LVA Auditorium

11:15AM  Procession from VA Medical Center to The Woodlands, led by the Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums Corps

11:30AM Anticipated arrival at the Cemetery Gates. The procession will continue through the Cemetery where we will pay respects and lay wreaths at the graves of Civil War Surgeon Dr. John Hill Brinton, , and Gettysburg Nurse, Emily Bliss Souder

12:15-1:00 After the ceremony, please join us at The Hamilton Mansion for a reception with refreshments

Special Guests at this event include: Descendants of Emily Bliss Souder and Dr. John Hill Brinton, Dr. Robert Hicks (Civil War Surgeon Re-enactor) and Kerry Bryan (Civil War Nurse Re-enactor). Others in attendance will be in period uniforms from World War II, Vietnam and present day. 

Guest Speaker: Paula Johnson (Air Force OIF/OEF Veteran)                                                   Major Paula Anne Johnson entered the United States as a Nurse Corps Officer through direct commission in 1989 after graduating from Hampton University with a Baccalaureate in Nursing. She enjoyed a variety of assignments as Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Nurse Manager, Nurse Midwife and Flight Commander. Career highlights include travel to Alaska, Germany, and Japan. Her awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters and the National Defense Service Medal with one service star. 

This event is free and open to the public