Flag Raising Honors Soldiers at Mt. Hope Cemetery
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Sons of the Revolutionary War honored soldiers who were buried at Mount Hope Cemetery on Sunday.
The ceremony took place at the Daughter of the Revolution Monument.
Granddaughters and grandsons of the Revolution held a flag raising to dedicate the new $2,500 aluminum flag pole to the monument.
The event included a fife and drum corp that wore authentic clothing from that time period.
One organizer of the event describes the importance of the monument.
"It commemorates the bodies of several Revolutionary War Soldiers that were killed in Kylerville, which is just south of Geneseo, during Sullivan's campaign into Western New York," said Brent Downing, Vice President, Sons of the American Revolution. "In fact, the battle that they were killed in was the farthest West extension of any battles in the American Revolution."
One-third of the battles fought in the Revolutionary War were fought in what is now New York State.