Remembering the Forgotten: Memorial Day Sunrise Service

On Memorial Day, we were proud to honor two African-American soldiers who served in the Civil War. Eli Truly and Edward Young both served in the United States Colored Infantry and are buried at Oakland Cemetery in Garrett County MD.
Remembering the Forgotten

On Memorial Day, we were proud to honor two African-American soldiers who served in the Civil War. Eli Truly and Edward Young both served in the United States Colored Infantry and are buried at Oakland Cemetery in Garrett County MD.

Watch: Remembering the Forgotten

Their stories are amazing. Watch and learn about the bravery of Eli’s unit and of Edward Young’s connection to Frederick Douglass.

Officiated by Anne Chamblin Byrne of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Taps played by Tom Simpson.

May 31, 2021 Memorial Day event by the Garrett County Maryland Branch NAACP honoring African-American soldiers who served in the Civil War. Eli Truly and Edward Young both served in the United States Colored Infantry during the war and are buried in the Oakland, MD town cemetery.

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Save the Date!

Event Date: Monday, May 31, 2021 (6:30am) Location: Oakland Town Cemetery

Join the Garrett County NAACP Branch at Oakland Cemetery, where we will honor African-American and other Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The service will be at the graves of the only two African-American Civil War veterans buried in the cemetery.

Enter at “Entrance A” of the cemetery. Please park along 5th or High Street and walk to the event site.

Rev. Anne Byrne of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will officiate.

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