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Outdoors & Recreation

Honor our Nation's Fallen Soldiers

When: Mon., May 28, 2 p.m. 2018

Site staff, in 18th century dress, perform a ceremony to honor our nation’s veterans at the site cemetery. The vigil at the coffin of Colonel Francis Barber begins at 1:30PM. From 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM visitors will see soldiers performing musket drills, blacksmithing and other activities performed at the original encampment. Following the ceremony soldiers will fire their muskets and a cannon on the "Grand Parade", the very field where George Washington's announcement of impending peace was first read to the Army over 200 years ago.

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