Ceremony to Honor Revolutionary War Veterans
American Legion Post 44 of Bantam, Post 27 of Litchfield and Post 173 of Morris to honor Revolutionary War veterans on September 7th.
LITCHFIELD: On Saturday, September 7, American Legion Post 44 of Bantam and American Legion 27 of Litchfield will payg tribute to all of Litchfield’s Revolutionary War veterans with a ceremony on the Litchfield Town Green.
This will be the 359th Veteran of the Month ceremony and, in honor of Litchfield’s 300th Anniversary, it will be the first time it has not taken place at the All Wars Memorial in Bantam.
The ceremony will include Revolutionary War era music by Hearts of Oak independent militia, a tribute by Susan Harrison of the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Daughters of the American Revolution, a three-volley salute by the Oliver Wolcott Sons of the American Revolution, presentation of the colors by the Charles Merriman Children of the American Revolution and the raising of a 13-star flag.
This ceremony will be the start of a day-long, free and educational event across all three Greens. The West Green will be the site Litchfield Village in the 18th century with actors portraying real people and acting out actual events.
The Sons of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Children of the American Revolution will be on the East Green with displays, information about their organization and genealogical advice.
The Litchfield Historical Society will conduct two Revolutionary War walking tours and have children’s activities.
The First Congregational Church of Litchfield will host an open house to let visitors know about their history during the Revolutionary War and after.
St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge on Meadow Street will also host an open house to tell visitors of their history and activities within the community.