John Philip Sousa Birthday Concert

Historic Congressional Cemetery Chapel 1801 E Street, Southeast, Washington

HCC will start the program at 10:30am with a short awards ceremony, followed by a brief lecture by a John Philip Sousa impersonator himself! The Marine Corps band will enter through the 17th Street gate at precisely 11:00am for a 25 minute concert at the grave site, located near the chapel. Rain or shine, free [...]


Meet the New President

After the John Philip Sousa Birthday celebration, stick around for a meet and greet with Jackie Spainhour, the new President of Historic Congressional Cemetery. Jaclyn “Jackie” Spainhour is a writer, researcher, nonprofit professional, and special needs mom living in Alexandria, Virginia. She is an alumnus of Old Dominion University and sits on the Board of [...]