Grave Marking Ceremony
The Sons of the American Revolution are having a grave marking ceremony to honor 5 American Revolution Patriots. This ceremony is open to all who wish to pay their respects.
When: September Saturday, 17th at 10 AM
Where: Dr. Edward Dean Cemetery, 25 Highland Street, Easton, MA
The official press release is here:
Sons of the American Revolution to Honor 5 Revolutionary War Patriots
The Robert Treat Paine Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will be conducting a grave marking ceremony to honor Patriots who fought in the American Revolution at the Dr. Edward Dean Cemetery, Easton at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 17.
Five patriots of the Revolutionary war will be recognized with graveside honors. The ceremony will include a wreath laying, placing bronze SAR Revolutionary War markers and musket salute. The five patriots are: James Perry, Edward Williams, Thomas Drake, Abisha Leach and Alexander Keith. All were born in Easton or Bridgewater, Massachusetts. SAR members research, locate and mark graves so the final resting place of Revolutionary War Patriots are not lost to history. The grave markers are a visual cue for all to see and inform visitors of a cemetery that a Revolution War Soldier is buried there.
Planned dignitaries include Easton Historical Society and Historical Commission, Easton Veterans Agent, Commander of American Legion Post 7, members of the Daughters of the American Revolution Deborah Sampson Chapter, and members of the Children of the American Revolution. The public is welcome to attend this presentation and will take place rain or shine.
The Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution founded April 19, 1889 (Patriot’s Day), is a non-profit, non-partisan, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting education to our future generations. SAR members volunteer untold hours of service each year to their local communities. As one of the largest male genealogical societies in the country with 37,000 members in over 550 chapters across the United States. Any male 18 years of age regardless of race, religion or ethnic background who can prove blood lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. For more information visit massar.org.
Have a great day and I'll see you there!!
Interim Curator, Easton Historical Society and Museum
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