Remembrance of the Battle of Groton Heights

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Sunday, September 2, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Fort Griswold Battlefield

Free event

The Friends of Fort Griswold will hold a candlelight ceremony commemorating the 1781 Battle of Groton Heights on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Fort Griswold in Groton CT. The ceremony will be held inside the Fort at 6:00 PM.

The Friends will place 88 luminaries on the Fort grounds each representing a casualty from the battle of Groton Heights. As the name of the slain Defender is read, a candle is extinguished. The Sons of the American Revolution will lay a wreath on the spot where Col. Ledyard was killed with his own sword, and fire a 3-volley musket salute.

The ceremony is free of charge and the public is encouraged to attend. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. If you plan to attend, please bring your lawn chairs.