The Society of Old Brooklynites founded in 1880 when Brooklyn was an independent city and the third largest in the nation cordially invites you and your guests to join us for the 107th annual Memorial Tribute to the Prison Ship Martyrs (America's First POW's) in commemoration of the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. At the top of the hill in Fort Greene Park.
Keynote speaker: George Broadhead, a US Marine Corps veteran who was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart medals for his military service during the Korean War. The program will include a Maritime piping ceremony, interpretative dance by ensemble from the Young Dancers in Repertory, performances by the Martha Cardona Opera Company and patriotic exercises.
The actual remains of 11,500 American Revolutionary patriots are entombed in a crypt under the 149-foot tall Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument. This event is open to the public.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 @ 10:00 AM in EDT
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