2023 Marietta Chapter Revolutionary War Patriots of the Northwest Territory Memorial Service
Marietta Chapter’s Revolutionary War Patriots of the Northwest Territory Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel Streets, Marietta, Ohio.
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Marietta Chapter Past President Tony Durm will talk about the recent Eagle Scout project that updated the Rufus Putnam grave area in Mound Cemetery. A project sponsored by the Marietta Chapter and planned and executed by Eagle Scout Landyn Listermann of Troop 207, which is chartered by American Legion Post 64 of Marietta.
Chapter Historian Scott Britton will speak about the Boston Massacre and other Pre-Revolutionary Activities and Marietta’s Storied connection to those Boston events as we commemorate the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. (Marietta native Rev. Daniel Story’s brother Elisha was a member of the Sons of Liberty and took part in the Boston Tea Party.)
The memorial service, wreath presentations and musket salute will be followed by a tour of Mound Cemetery and then lunch (donated by Olive Garden) at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church, which is across from Mound Cemetery. In event of bad weather, we will move inside to St. Paul’s for the event. Restrooms are also available in St. Paul’s during the event.
All SAR Compatriots, their families, DAR, CAR, Scouts, and the public are invited and encouraged to attend this service.
When: May 25, 2023
09:30 a.m. Color Guard Muster at Mound Cemetery
10:00 a.m. Memorial Service at Mound Cemetery
11:15 a.m. Guided Tour of Mound Cemetery
12:15 p.m. Lunch in St. Paul’s Evangelical Church