Memorial Day Observance at Washington Crossing Historic Park
On Sunday, May 28 from 1 to 3 p.m., Washington Crossing Historic Park will hold its annual Memorial Day observance near the gravesite of Continental soldiers. The gravesite is located near the Thompson-Neely House, about 2 miles south of New Hope, Pa., at the intersection of Route 32 and Aquetong Road (1638 River Road in New Hope).
The observation will include a colonial color guard, a fife and drum corps, Revolutionary War reenactors, veterans, and other honored guests. During the ceremony, American flags will be placed on all graves.
The gravesite marks the resting place of soldiers who died during the Continental Army’s December 1776 encampment in Bucks County. Pa. Although no Americans were killed during the Delaware River crossing and the First Battle of Trenton, some soldiers succumbed to exposure, disease, or previous injuries. Captain-Lieutenant Moore is the only veteran buried in this plot whose identity is known.
To learn about future events, visit www.washingtoncrossingpark.org.