Memorial Day Weekend, Rare Opportunity

Announcement from Brenda Jaring, Weybridge Town Clerk/Treasurer

Josiah Clark would have been only 18 years of age when he fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and as his headstone proudly declares “He fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and died 60 years from that day.”
Mr. Clark was buried in Weybridge (then in New Haven), Vermont in 1835 and his remains are being reinterred in the First Weybridge Hill Cemetery on the morning of Saturday May 28th. A horse drawn carriage with his flag-draped coffin will proceed from the Weybridge Congregational Church two tenths of a mile to his new resting spot. The procession will be led by an Honor Guard from the Middlebury American Legion and a bagpiper. A flag will be provided by the veterans of the Vermont Patriot Guard Riders. Everyone is invited to join the procession for the short walk to the First Weybridge Hill Cemetery and join us in honoring one of America’s earliest veterans. A graveside service will be provided by the Vermont Army Guard. This is an uncommon opportunity for everyone to join in honoring a veteran of the American Revolution as his remains are transferred from his deteriorating original burial plot to a more stable environ met of similar vintage. This is not only an opportunity to witness history, but also a chance to be an active participant in an event that recalls the very founding of our country.
Please join us as part of the procession and graveside service. Transportation for those who would like to be present for the graveside service, but are uncomfortable making the walk, will be provided.
10 AM Saturday, May 28, 2022
Weybridge Congregational Church (parking at Weybridge Elementary School, Monument Farms Dairy, & The Congregational Church for those with limited Mobility)
Further information: Don Mason 802-545-6856 or reply to this email: weybridgestowcmtry@gmavt.net

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