This is going to be a page to keep track of the photos and work on Sword Surrender site. The first group is photos from our office with no edit. The second is screen shots from the Friends of the Battlefield Facebook and web site.
10 September 2019
6 September 2019
The Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield are constructing a memorial park at the location of the Sword Surrender site where British General Burgoyne surrender a complete British army to American General Gates. Today is the day that the large bronze bas relief of the famous image “The Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga” was moved from Saratoga Town Hall to the site. The National Park Service maintenance staff was very careful and helpful in moving the heavy object. Project manager Joe Finan said that the project is on time and they are fundraising for phase 2 of the project.
29 June 2019
28 May 2019
Friends of Saratoga Battlefield Media Advisory
FOSB: Brian Mumford – President(518) 423-1056
“America’s Victory Began Here” – The Saratoga Surrender Site project construction begins.
(Town of Saratoga, NY) On Monday May 13th 2019 the sound of construction equipment came to life and began to rumble on one of American’s most iconic and important historic sites. Located a half mile below the Village of Schuylerville NY on NYS Route 4 this new park will feature a memorial wall with a large bronze bas relief of the famous image “The Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga” and other features.
This famous victory in 1777 during our Revolutionary War and the surrender of an entire British Army at Saratoga had such historic consequences that the New York Times Magazine identified Saratoga as THE most important battle ever fought anywhere in the world during the past 1000 years!
The Friends of Saratoga Battlefield, a non-profit 501C-3 educational organization, is working with several partners to make public access to this historic site a reality, worthy of those veterans who died and suffered for the freedoms we enjoy today. The Friends of Saratoga Battlefield in partnership with Open Space Institute, the Hudson-Hoosic Partnership and Saratoga National Historical Park are making this memorial park a reality.
Donations are still being accepted.
For more information please visit the Friends website at: www.friendsofsaratogabattlefield.org
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29 May 2019
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17 May 2019
Friends of the Battlefield update on 16 May 2019
11 May 2019
4 May 2019
Friends of the Battlefield 11 May 2019