General David H. Petraeus
Author of American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
and A. Lincoln: A Biography.
The program, which will focus on the relationship between Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln, will be followed by a book signing.
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the National Park Service and the United States Military Academy at West Point will host the official government ceremony commemorating the 197th anniversary of President Grant’s birth. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m., rain or shine (inside the mausoleum in the event of inclement weather). The keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony will be Ron White, author of American Ulysses (2016). A book signing will follow the ceremony in the overlook pavilion across the street from Grant’s Tomb. In addition, West Point Cadets will provide an honor guard, conduct a wreath-laying ceremony, and fire a rifle salute.