Posted on September 8, 2016 by Andrea Six
Coastal Heritage Society cordially invites you to join us in commemorating the 237th anniversary of the Revolutionary War Battle of Savannah during their annual Battlefield Memorial March. In the early morning hours of October 9, 1779, the Battle of Savannah occurred on the current grounds of Tricentennial Park located at the intersection of Louisville Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Society, our friends, donors, patriotic organizations and community leaders will follow the footsteps of those who fought on that day and time 237 years ago to commemorate the historical battle. This event will consist of a ceremonial march on the path of the allied attacking columns, followed by a presentation of wreaths to honor the fallen soldiers.
On Sunday, October 9, 2016, participants will meet at 6:45 a.m. in the Savannah History Museum parking lot at 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The march will begin at promptly at 7 a.m. and will proceed down West Boundary Street and along Louisville Road, where it will conclude at Battlefield Memorial Park. Light breakfast refreshment will be available following the memorial service.
This event is FREE and open to the public. For information about participating in this event and/or presenting a wreath, please contact Sara Boon, CHS Special Events Coordinator, at [email protected]