Memorial Day Service at the Prospect Hill Cemetery

May 29, 2017 | Washington, DC

The Washington Sängerbund performs at the 2013 Memorial Day service at Prospect Hill Cemetery, burial site of many prominent German-Americans Enlarge image The Washington Sängerbund performs at the 2013 Memorial Day service at Prospect Hill Cemetery, burial site of many prominent German-Americans (© Washington Sängerbund) The Prospect Hill Cemetery is a 150-year-old designated historical landmark and the burial site of many prominent German-Americans, including Julius Viedt, founding president of the Washington Sängerbund.

Founded by German immigrants in 1858--among them members of Concordia Church, the predecessor of The United Church--Prospect Hill Cemetery is located 22 blocks directly north of the Capitol of the United States.

Now in the midst of urban Washington, DC, the cemetery was in the countryside outside city limits when founded. Prospect Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 14,000 persons, among them recently departed Sängerbund members.

The Washington Sängerbund and a pastor from the United Church will conduct the ceremony.

Monday, May 29, 11:30 am

Prospect Hill Cemetery, 2201 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC

For information: 202-310-4691 or

www.saengerbund.org

Memorial Day Service

The 2013 Memorial Day service at Prospect Hill Cemetery, burial site of many prominent German-Americans