Ticonderoga Ticonderoga’s veterans will be honored with the sixth annual Veterans Memory Walk.
Sponsored by the Ticonderoga Historical Society, town historian, Ticonderoga Cemetery Board and Ticonderoga, the First 250 Years Committee, the event will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11.
“Please join us for a guided memory walk as we honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for freedom,” said Bill Dolback, town historian. “We will pause at the gravesites of selected veterans, identify their military experience and pay tribute to them personally.
“We invite everyone, including families of active military, veterans and families who have lost loved ones to join us,” he said.
Mount Hope Cemetery sits the site of a colonial log fort that guarded the mills at the lower falls on the La Chute River and the portage between Lake George and Lake Champlain. Dolback will further highlight the significance of the land in his presentation.
“A British soldier, who fought at Mount Hope, by the name of John Stoughton, a recipient of one of the first three land grants bestowed by King George III in 1764, is known as the first settler,” stated June Curtis of the historical society. “It is his settlement that marks the beginning of Ticonderoga’s first 250 years. Many activities are being planned to commemorate the quarter millennial culminating in a signature event in July of 2014.”
Many of the veterans to be honored this year served in World War II and are attributed to be from the “Greatest Generation,” a term created by journalist Tom Brokaw, since they lived through the Great Depression, fought in World War II and then returned to rebuild America into a super power.
“Please join us on this special day, the Sunday before Veterans Day, as we gather at the Mount Hope Cemetery to honor those brave individuals who fought around the world for our freedoms,” Curtis said. “Although we cannot promise warm weather, we can assure a proud tribute and heart-warming experience. Please dress warmly.”
Following the program refreshments will be served at the Hancock House in Ticonderoga.
For additional information, contact the Ticonderoga Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-7868.