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Memorial Day Ceremony 2024

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Washington Crossing Historic Park will hold its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 26 at 1 PM. The event will be held at The Revolutionary War Soldiers Gravesite behind the Thompson Neely House located at 1638 River Rd, New Hope, PA 18938. The observation will include a colonial color guard, fife and drum music, Revolutionary War reenactors, veterans, and other honored guests.

Major General (R) Wesley E. Craig, Jr. will be our Keynote Speaker. His major Federal military decorations include: the Army Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal (fourth award); Army Commendation Medal (second award); Army Achievement Medal; and the Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (fifth award). He is a member of the US Army National ROTC Hall of Fame, inducted in 2016. His major National Guard awards include the Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal; North Carolina Distinguished Service Medal; Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal (second award); Pennsylvania Service Ribbon (ninth award); and two Governor’s Meritorious Unit Citations.

American flags will be placed on the graves. The gravesite marks the resting place of soldiers who died during the Continental army’s December 1776 encampment in Bucks County. 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.


May 26
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 United States
(215) 493-4076


Friends of Washington Crossing Park
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