Memorial Day

Boalsburg, PA - The Birthplace of Memorial Day

Memorial Day has been celebrated each and every year in Boalsburg, Pa since 1864, during the Civil War when three local women went to the cemetery and placed flowers and greens on the graves of loved ones. On Memorial Day, in May 2000 a bronze monument of the three local ladies was unveiled and dedicated. This monument, only the second in the state of Pennsylvania dedicated to a National Holiday; the other being the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, is located along US 322 in the village of Boalsburg, just across from the Pennsylvania Military Museum.

To view the History of Memorial Day (.doc)

Driving Directions/Map to Boalsburg ( to be provided)

For Information call the Pennsylvania Military Museum at (814) 466-6263. Or visit the PA Military Museum Web site at:

History Boalsburg Village Web Site:

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