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June 24, 2013

Revolutionary War veterans to be honored

AMESBURY — The Amesbury Veterans’ Office and VFW Post 2016 will honor the graves of Revolutionary War veterans in a special ceremony July 3 at 12:30 p.m. at Union Cemetery.

Selected Revolutionary War veterans who were not previously recognized as war veterans will be honored.

A brief history of 10 veterans will be recited over each gravesite as the party moves from grave to grave.

Flag markers will be placed at each grave, and the event will culminate with a rifle volley and taps with a bugler and Todd McGrath in period dress on the drum.

Research was provided by Lynn Davis of Patchogue, N.Y., who also has family ties to Amesbury through the carriage trade.

All are welcome — it’s a family event.

The following individual veterans will be formally recognized: Jarvis Flanders, Jacob Bagley Currier, Abner Lowell Jr., William Lowell, Simeon Bartlett, Merchant Cleaves, Timothy Barnard, Oliver Titcomb, Isaac Barnard, John Currier.

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