Memorial Day at Saratoga National Park

Our friends at Saratoga National Historical Park are offering a special living history programming and reading that honors Americans who fought in the Battles in 1777. The event at the Battlfield is from 10 am to 4 pm and it is free.  This is a first time event and it would be great to encourage this event by attending. 
“Nearly 500 Americans were killed or wounded in the Battles of Saratoga,” said Eric Schnitzer, acting Chief of Interpretation for the park. “While some were from New York State, most were from New England, and most are still buried on the battlefield in unmarked graves.” This year’s event will focus on the sacrifices made by New Hampshire Continental and militia officers and soldiers who lost their lives at Saratoga in 1777.
Musket firing demonstrations will take place throughout the day, as well as other living history activities which showcase aspects of American soldier and follower life during the Revolutionary War. At 11:00am and 3:00pm, park staff and volunteers from the public will be invited to read the names of New Hampshire men who died in the Battles of Saratoga, battles which marked the “most important battle fought in the world during the last 1,000 years.” At 1:00pm, a sorrowful letter written to the widow of one of New Hampshire’s fallen officers will be read.


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