Annual Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier
February 15, 2020
Address: 2244 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, MS 39531
Phone: (228) 388-4400 x217
Time: Friday 6:30pm, Saturday 11am
Price: $12.50 Adult, $10 seniors/military, $7.50 6-18 yrs, free for kids under 5yrs
IOOF will be celebrating their Eighty-fourth Pilgrimage to the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Virginia, and their second pilgrimage ceremony at Beauvoir to honor our the Unknown Confederate soldier.
With full military dressed participants, Color Guard, Honor Guard, and A prayer: Brig Gen Benny Rayborn GMC Chaplain, Speech: Mr. Rick Forte, Speech: IALAPM Rep. Speech: GMC... Rep., Benediction by Lady Chaplain. Honor Guard will be formed consisting of even ranks to present a complete Arch with swords. Presenters of wreath will began their march from the marble archway donated to the Beauvoir property in 1917 by the UDC, the march will continue down the Bricks for Beauvoir walkway and end at the Tomb of our Unknown Civil War Soldier. As with the Arlington Ceremony all Military Repersentive will be period dressed for the ceremony. Also present will be one guard at the tomb, doing a march of respect as the soldiers do at the tomb in Virginia. The placing of the wreaths is a ceremony of Remembrance for those who have given their lives to preserve the “American way of life”. This is also the organization that presented Jefferson Davis a "Grand Decoration of Chivalry from GMC".
The IOOF have for 85 years placed a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Virginia.