Friday, August 28, 2009

Battle of Brooklyn Re-enactment at Green-Wood Cemetery

If you want to avoid the partying birthday crowds at Prospect's re-enactment...

Thanks to lostingreenwoodheights for always keeping us informed about GWC's events:

In memory of the brave patriots who fought for our country's
independence in this first battle after the signing of the Declaration
of Independence, The Green-Wood Historic Fund hosts a day of free
commemoration ceremonies and trolley tours.

Sunday, August 30th, 2009.

Admission to this event is free.
Events will begin at 10:00 AM and
continue all day with the final commemoration on Battle Hill at 2:00

11:30 AM Tributes - Tribute to George Washington's Irish Generals, The
Bold Fenian Men/The Civil War, Irish Korean War Memorial, Matilda
Tone, John Gallagher & Charles Higgins.

12:00PM Reenactment - Revolutionary War Reenactors will relive a
portion of the Battle of Brooklyn in Green-Wood's Meadow and the
surrounding area near Green- Wood's main entrance.

1:30 PM Parade - The Green-Wood Historic Fund and United States
Merchant Marine Academy sponsor the Annual Battle of Brooklyn Parade.
Meet at the main gate for a parade to Battle Hill led by George M.
Cohan's own, The Regimental Band of the United States Merchant Marine

2:00 PM Commemorative Ceremony - Battle of Brooklyn Commemorative
Ceremony honoring the Patriots who fought the first battle of our new
nation on this sacred ground 233+ years ago.

For more information,

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