Sweden holds sign dedication ceremony at Soldiers’ Memorial Tower

By on July 22, 2019
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The Town of Sweden held a dedication ceremony on July 12 for the National Register of Historic Places marker recently installed at the Soldiers’ Memorial Tower on Owens Road. The marker was made possible through a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

Members of the 140th New York Volunteer Infantry Living History Organization, the Grand Army of the Republic Veterans Detail, Reynolds’ Battery L of the 1st New York Light Artillery, the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, 151 NY Infantry, 26th North Carolina and 4th South Carolina Galvanized units participated.

Sergeant Mike Ryan of the 140th gave a history of the Civil War veterans buried on the site; Brockport High School student Andrew Leverenz read the Gettysburg Address; Supervisor Kevin Johnson explained the stabilization and restoration work undertaken by the Town; Taps was performed by Raymond Lloyd Ball and the Benediction given by Father Michael Ripton.

Highlights of the event included the firing of the cannon and several musket volleys. After the ceremony, the Town hosted refreshments in the Brockport Fire District’s Station 5.

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Sergeant Mike Ryan gave a history of the Civil War veterans buried on the site.

Sergeant Mike Ryan gave a history of the Civil War veterans buried on the site.

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