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Date:
January 2, 2022
Time:
2:00 PM
Location:
Alta Vista Cemetery
Address:
521 Jones Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Longstreet family grave site
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General James Longstreet Annual Graveside Memorial Service

Sunday, January 2, 2022

A Remembrance of James Longstreet and his legacy. Graveside service including Honor Guard, historical readings and patriotic hymns. Reception to follow.

On Sunday January 2, 2022 The Longstreet Society, a historical organization dedicated to the study and celebration of the life of Lieutenant General James Longstreet, will conduct a service to remember the man, his contributions, and his legacy.   

The service will commence at 2:00 PM Alta Vista Cemetery, 1080 Jesse Jewel Parkway, Gainesville, at the Longstreet Family grave site.  This is located centrally in the cemetery on a commanding ridge, facing downtown Gainesville. An American flag flies proudly at the site.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Honor Guard will present the colors, several historical readings will be offered, and a choir will offer patriotic hymns.  Following the service the Society will host a reception at the Historic Piedmont Hotel and Longstreet Museum located at 827 Maple Street, Gainesville.

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