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This Memorial Day weekend, join us for the seventh celebration of Fort D Days in Cape Girardeau on May 28-30, including reenactments from the Civil War through World War II from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Fort D is located at 920 Fort Street in Cape Girardeau. Admission is free, and the event is held weather-permitting.
Historic downtown Cape, including Civil War sites such as the Common Pleas Courthouse, St. Vincent’s Seminary, and Port Cape Girardeau (perhaps Grant’s headquarters), plus antique stores and excellent restaurants, are about one mile away from Fort D.
First observed after the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day honors the memory of U. S. soldiers who have died in military service.