Schuylerville Elementary Thanks the US Mint

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The Saratoga Quarter is an example of an effort to honor those who died or were wounded in service to their country and the causes for which they made their sacrifices.   The United States Mint and the National Park Service launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program coin honoring Saratoga National Historical Park on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Schuylerville High School.  The picture of the letters was tweeted by the US Mint with the caption “We loved getting these cards from Schuylerville Elementary School students who attended the #SaratogaQTR launch”

As part of the U.S. Mint’s program, five quarters are issued annually. Their obverse or heads sides are common, sharing John Flanagan’s portrait of George Washington. The other side always has a unique design emblematic of the national park or national site commemorated.

Designed by Barbara Fox and sculpted by Renata Gordon, the reverse side of the Saratoga Quarter depicts a close-up of the moment General John Burgoyne surrendered his sword to General Horatio Gates, a turning point that marked the beginning of the end of the American Revolutionary War.

The actions in the Town of Saratoga have contributed to the shared American identity and an evolving sense of patriotism.

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