Upcoming Event – Patriots Day – April 23rd, 2023 – Spring Grove Cemetery

At 2:00 PM on April 23rd, 2023 there will be a re-dedication of the Revolutionary War Soldier’s Memorial at the Spring Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Placed for Revolutionary War Patriots in Spring Grove Cemetery

The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will host this event.  All groups with interests of honoring these fallen Patriots are welcome to attend.

This memorial honors 58 known Revolutionary War Patriots who are buried here in the beautiful and serene grounds of the Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.

Entrance to Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Ohio

We encourage you to drive through the Cemetery before or after the ceremony to take in the amazing park like setting, the extensive collection of trees and bushes (hence the “Arboretum” recognition) and the amazing diversity of markers and tributes to those fallen.

This cemetery which was opened in the 1840’s was a result of local residents seeking to create a memorial park which rivaled those around the world.  It is truly a Cincinnati and world class treasure.

We will have the Cincinnati Chapter Sons of the American Revolution – Nolan Carson Color guard dressed in Revolutionary soldiers uniforms honoring these fallen Patriots.

Representatives of the Cincinnati Sons of the American Revolution – at the Memorial during a 2022 event

There will be a short ceremony, opened with a presentation of colors (flag presentation), the pledge of allegiance, welcome opening statements, with recognition of each of the 58 patriots along with the ceremonial chiming of a bell for each.

Flags posted at the Revolutionary War Memorial in Spring Grove Cemetery

Followed by placing of wreaths to commemorate area Sons, Daughters and Children of the American Revolution organizations.

The Color Guard will conclude the event with a Flintlock (aka “Firelock”) musket salute to honor the fallen.

Musket Salute at a Previous Event

“We, the members of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution re-dedicate this marked Memorial to the glory of God and in the recognition of the memory of these honorable Patriots of the American Revolution”

More details will be shared as we get closer to the event.

This event will also be on the Cincinnati SAR Calendar which can be found at: https://cincinnatisar.org/meetingsevents/

If you need help to locate the site within Spring Grove Cemetery, the GPS coordinate location is:  GPS 39.175651 -84.527923

Looking forward to this event and hoping to see you there!

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