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11 a.m. No Longer Forgotten: Honoring Officers from the Mexican-American War
July 13, 2012, 10:00am–11:00am
On July 13, 1848, military men, political leaders and citizens gathered at Green-Wood for the interment of six officers who served in the New York Infantry during the Mexican-American War. Five of them had died in the war; the sixth, who had been sent to Mexico by New York City’s Common Council to retrieve the bodies of the others, died of disease on his way back. A large lot was devoted to their burial and a suitable monument to their sacrifice was to be placed at its center. But that never happened and their graves were never marked. Now, 164 years later, each of them will finally have a memorial. Please join us for the unveiling of the bronzes that will mark the final resting place of these gallant officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Event: FREE. Meet at Green-Wood’s main gate. Reservations not required, but requested so we may gauge attendance.
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