Unique to the nation, the Pilgrimage was formed in 1919 by Post 24 Commander Gordon A. Hambrick.
Commander Hambrick organized a small group of Legionnaires who, with three horses and buggies and one
automobile, visited three cemeteries in Scott County.
On Memorial Day, May 24, 2020, American Legion Post 24 continued the tradition of celebrating the 102nd
anniversary of the Memorial Day Pilgrimage, honoring and remembering the brave veterans who fought to give
us a safe and peaceful place to live, by visiting and conducting memorial ceremonies at seven cemeteries in Scott
County. Public attendance is welcomed and encouraged to help us remember and honor our local Scott County
At each cemetery, current Commander Jim Woodrum made opening remarks, followed by patriotic songs led
by Bob Griffin, reading of the names of the veterans buried in that cemetery, a 21-gun salute and sounding of Taps.
Schedule of Cemeteries: -
8:30 AM - Davis Cemetery - 2601 Davis Road, Sadieville, KY
9:30 AM - Sadieville Cemetery – 365 Cunningham Ave, Sadieville, KY
10:30 AM - Porter Cemetery – 1238 Porter Road, Sadieville, KY
12:45 PM - Maple Grove Cemetery – Maple Grove Road, Georgetown, KY
1:30 PM – Stamping Ground Masonic Cemetery – 103 White Oak Road, Stamping Ground, KY
2:30 PM – Crestlawn Cemetery – 1879 Lexington Road, Georgetown, KY
3:30 PM – Georgetown Cemetery – 710 South Broadway Street, Georgetown