Friday, July 3, 2009

Celebrate in American style



NEW HAVEN — The General David Humphreys Branch Number One, Connecticut Society, Sons of the American Revolution will be assembled with the 2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard, the 6th Connecticut Regiment, Company of Light Infantry, and Boys Scout Troop 5 from Wallingford, to pay tribute to the signers of the Declaration of Independence during the 58th Annual Ceremonies at 9 a.m. today at the Grove Street Cemetery.


Activities will include flag raising, an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, roll call of the 30 original members of the 1775 Colony of Connecticut, 2nd Company Governor’s Foot Guard who are buried in this cemetery, a Musket Volley by the 6th Connecticut Regiment, Company of Light Infantry, Taps, roll call of the signers of the Declaration of Independence including Roger Sherman who represented Connecticut, and the 2nd Company’s Music Unit will play selections from the Revolutionary War period, including Connecticut’s State Song, "Yankee Doodle."

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