GRANTS TOMB NEWS
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On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the National Park Service and the United States Military Academy at West Point will host the official government ceremony commemorating the 192nd anniversary of President Grantís birth. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m.
The keynote speaker for this yearís ceremony will be the author and journalist Cheryl Wills. Remarks will also be given by Brigadier General Richard Clarke, 74th Commandant of Cadets at West Point, representing President Barack Obama; Ulysses Grant Dietz, great-great grandson of President Grant; and Frank Scaturro, President of the Grant Monument Association, among other noted speakers. In addition, West Point Cadets will provide an honor guard, fire a 21-gun salute, and play Taps. Wreaths will be laid at the mausoleum where President Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant, are entombed.
The ceremony is open to the public, and seating is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note: As of April 9th 2014 we will be open Wednesday through Monday until further notice. We remain closed on Tuesdays. Operating hours will remain the same.
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Senators, others ask Park Service to restore Grant memorial
A group that includes Illinois senators Richard J. Durbin (D) and Mark Kirk (R) is urging Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar and the National Park Service to restore the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial that stands at the foot of Capitol Hill
Read More of Linda Wheeler's Article
OF NOTEOf all of the icons of American culture the "dollar", and more generally, our currency is a symbol that is recognized and admired worldwide. America prints the portraits of our most revered presidents on our currency to honor and recognize their greatness. Among the best examples is the $50 bill displaying the portrait of President Ullyses S. Grant. Now there is proposal in Congress to replace President Grant on the $50 bill with President Reagan. Click on the $50 bill to read comments from Frank Scaturo about this proposal.
In this exclusive, four-part story package, the Grant Monument Association's Scott Berman explores the history, forms and implications of sculptural works depicting Ulysses S. Grant. Among those helping to tell the story are experts and practitioners, who share their views in a Q&A. Among the key questions raised by this package: What could the future hold for existing and new sculptures of Grant?
See our past series of articles HERE.
Overlook Pavilion Update
The National Park Service begins work to restore the dilapidated overlook pavilion across the street from Grant's Tomb.
Remaining Work to Be Done
See what work remains to be done to Grant's Tomb in a pictorial format.
Ulysses S. Grant was one of the great figures in American history. In war and in peace, his extraordinary leadership saved the Union and worked to insure a new era of peace and equality for all Americans. His death was followed by one of the largest outpourings of public grief in history, and Grant's Tomb was for many years among the most popular American landmarks. Over the course of the 20th century, however, Grant's reputation unjustly suffered, as general and especially as president, and his final resting place eventually became a national disgrace as it fell victim to desecration and neglect. The Grant Monument Association called the nation's attention to the deplorable condition of Grant's Tomb during the 1990's, and this website is presented to alert the public to what has been achieved and what remains to be done at this significant monument, as well as to further the education of the public on the life and legacy of a hero president who still commands a salute.
Tomb, officially designated as the General Grant National Memorial,
stands as a tribute to Ulysses S. Grant, the principal author of Union
victory during the Civil War and 18th president of the United States.
Located in Riverside Park in Manhattan near the intersection of
Riverside Drive and W. 122 Street, this granite and marble monument is
the final resting place of President Grant and his wife, Julia Dent
Grant. It is also the second largest mausoleum in the Western
Grant's Tomb, officially designated as the General Grant National Memorial, stands as a tribute to Ulysses S. Grant, the principal author of Union victory during the Civil War and 18th president of the United States. Located in Riverside Park in Manhattan near the intersection of Riverside Drive and W. 122 Street, this granite and marble monument is the final resting place of President Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. It is also the second largest mausoleum in the Western Hemisphere.
Please visit this site again as it is expanded and updated.
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