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This spirited ceremony will feature:
Elected and Military Officials
Craig Symonds, author and noted military historian
Active duty military personnel
The National Park Service
Other special guests
Ceremony will culminate with the unveiling
of the National Historic Landmark designation plaque.
When the remains of Admiral Farragut were brought to The Woodlawn Cemetery,
over 10,000 people marched in his funeral procession. So why can't we find any memorabilia from the funeral? Interestingly, not a single photo has been found
of this incredible ceremony.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We're looking for descendants of those who marched
in the procession. Share a photo! Let us know if you have a memorial ribbon
or some other souvenir from one of New York's most memorable days.
Among those represented at the Admiral's funeral:
Members of the County and City Government:
Present and past Mayors of New York, Board of Commissioners, Sheriffs and Deputies,
Judges and Clerks, Fire and Police Department, Tax Commissioners,
Board of Education, and Inspectors and Trustees of Schools.
New York State Government: Governors of New York, Dept. of State,
and Members of the Senate and Assembly.
United States Government: The President of the United States
and Members of the Cabinet.
Soldiers and Sailors: Grand Army of the Republic, New York State National Guard,
and Officers and Sailors who served under Admiral Farragut.
Also, the Society of the Cincinnati, the Chamber of Commerce,
Harbor Masters, and Foreign Ministers and Consuls.
To learn more about the Admiral Farragut gravesite designation, click here.
With questions, please call (718) 920-1463, ext. 333.