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The Princeton Battlefield Society Announces Memorial Day Events

(Princeton, N.J.) – On Saturday, May 27, organizations from the city of Princeton will offer a variety of activities to commemorate America’s fallen soldiers, including special ceremonies honoring those lost in the 1777 Battle of Princeton. In honor of this time, the Princeton Battlefield Society – an organization devoted to promoting, interpreting, conserving and protecting Princeton Battlefield State Park and the surrounding battlegrounds – presents a schedule of these events.


WHAT:          Princeton Memorial Day Activities

WHEN:          Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. ET

WHERE:        Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ


The day’s festivities kick off with a Memorial Day parade on Nassau Street at 10 a.m. The parade, which is coordinated by Sprit of Princeton, features veteran groups, marching bands and civic and youth groups, all marching to honor those who have died in military service to their country. At the parade’s culmination, a ceremony at the Princeton Battle Monument on Monument Drive will begin at 11 a.m.


Following the ceremony, join the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment at Princeton Battlefield State Park for living history programs and historical interpretation of the Battle of Princeton. From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy continental musket drills, living history cooking and encampment demonstrations, the firing of reproduction colonial-era muskets, and tours of the battlefield. Young patriots, ages six to twelve, can drill and march like Continental soldiers, and historic interpretations of the Battle of Princeton will take place at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The state park is located at 500 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ.


At 6 p.m., visit the Princeton Battle Monument on Monument Drive for a 30-minute talk on the history of the monument as well as the Ten Crucial Days Campaign. This critical campaign includes the battles of Trenton and Princeton and played a crucial role in bringing about America’s independence from Great Britain.


Finally, at 7 p.m., luminaries will be placed at Princeton Battle Monument Park commemorating the soldiers that fought and died at the January 3rd, 1777, Battle of Princeton.


All events are free and open to the public, and donations are welcome. For more information, visit  


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