Catto wreath laying memorializes national hero

The solemn sounds of "Taps" fill the air over 6th and Lombard Streets in Philadelphia at the close of the 20th Annual Octavius V. Catto Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony held Feb. 21, 2015. Civil War-era re-enactors of the 3rd U.S. Colored Troops Infantry Regiment and 98th Pennsylvania Volunteers helped to pay honors to the human rights activist and the Pa. National Guardsman Maj. Octavius V. Catto —who was assassinated in 1871—with a volley of musket fire to close the event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Botzum/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Christopher BotzumReleased
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