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Ticonderoga observance to focus on Civil War

May 27 at Champlain Legacy Park

Ticonderoga will observe Memorial Day by recalling the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers. The Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years Committee will sponsor a ceremony Sunday, May 27, at 1 p.m. at Champlain Legacy Park, located on the north side of the LaChute River across from Bicentennial Park.

Ticonderoga will observe Memorial Day by recalling the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers. The Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years Committee will sponsor a ceremony Sunday, May 27, at 1 p.m. at Champlain Legacy Park, located on the north side of the LaChute River across from Bicentennial Park.

— Curtis noted Ticonderoga’s Civil War monument is located in Artillery park at the intersection of Champlain Avenue and The Portage. The monument has been prepared for Memorial day by New York State Daughters of the American Revolution, Ticonderoga Chapter, with the planting of red geraniums.

Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years is co-sponsored by the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and the Ticonderoga Historical Society. It has been formed to lead the community in commemorating the 250th anniversary of the settlement of Ticonderoga in 1764 and the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 along with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

“This Memorial Day ceremony to honor Civil War veterans is one of several activities which have been and will be coordinated by the committee,” Curtis said. “Please join hands with us on this special day, the Sunday before Memorial Day, as we gather for the first time at the Champlain Legacy Park location to honor those brave individuals who fought in the Civil War.”

Following this program people are invited to visit and enjoy light refreshments at the site. In the event of bad weather the social will be held at the Hancock House.

For additional information contact the Ticonderoga Historical Society at tihistory@verizon.net, call 585-7868 or visit Facebook.

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