Saturday, May 28, 2011

Remembering the War Dead of 1812

On Monday morning at 9:45 there will be a small ceremony commemorating the war dead of 1812.  It will take place in Delaware Park around the rock in the golf course at the Mound in the Meadow:

To raise public awareness of the “Mound in the Meadow” and to honor its buried soldiers, Parkside Historian and Author Steve Cichon will lead a group of volunteers in the planting of 300 American flags near the site on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th at 9:45am. Those interested in attending may access the site by entering Delaware Park’s Ring Road at Colvin Avenue (Enter Park at Colvin and Amherst).

Marked only by a large boulder and sporting a small bronze plaque, the “Mound in the Meadow” marks the location where hundreds of soldiers who died from camp disease and winter exposure were buried in the spring of 1813. The areas that are now Buffalo's Parkside neighborhood, Delaware Park, and Forest Lawn cemetery served as a camp for soldiers poised to invade British Canada early in the War.

Read more about it here.

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