Soldiers Memorial Tower Celebration

Published July 13th, 2019 by Kevin

Soldiers Memorial Tower Sign Dedication   |   July 12, 2019   |   6 pm

Attendees gather at the Tower

140th NY Volunteer Infantry and Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Detail march from graves to Tower (forming on north side)

Welcome and remarks - Sweden Supervisor Kevin Johnson

History of the Tower & Civil War veteran burials - Sergeant Mike Ryan, 140th (Mike introduces Andrew Leverenz)

Gettysburg Address – Andrew Leverenz, Brockport High School

Supervisor Johnson – final remarks

Musket volley by140th NY Volunteer and cannon firing by Reynold's Artillery

Military detail and GAR marches to graves

Musket volley, cannon firing and honors rendered

Taps – Raymond Lloyd Ball, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept. of NY

Benediction – Father Michael Ripton, 140th NY Volunteers

140th NY Volunteer Infantry marches to fire hall, dismisses, poses for photos & answers questions

Refreshments at Fire Hall

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