No UGGS, no North Face Parkas or gloves, no face masks to protect from the wind, snow and cold â€¦ what kept the men in the Revolutionary War army going? They often walked hundreds of miles in shoes that were lined with paper and straw to keep their fee warm, there were food shortages so often they had only had hardtack to eat. (thats flour and water fried!). Yet they kept fighting for their country! Why? They were Patriots united in their desire to have a free country in which they could live their lives without foreign country influence or dictates. Their motivator was freedom and was the burning desire that kept them moving on.
One of the major battles of the Revolutionary War was the Battle of Assunpink in the Trenton Area. It was the second one and the forces were almost equally matched. General Washington, at the end of the first day of battle, felt they were outnumbered and silently withdrew and troops, moving that night, and went to fight the battle of Princeton.
On Wednesday, April 27, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will have a ceremony at Mill Hill Park presenting the prestigious DAR America 250 Revolutionary War Patriots Marker. The ceremonies will be opened by NJDAR State Regent Bonnie Matthews and then followed by the color guard, pledge of allegiance, singing of the national anthem and an invocation Several state officials, including Trenton mayor Reed Gusciora, will be present offering their support and comments for this action.
We are so pleased to be able to recognize these wonderful patriots and their loyalty to our country in spite of the many hardships they had to endure stated Mathews. It is thanks to their valiant and selfless efforts that we enjoy our wonderful American freedoms today.
(A complete schedule of activities is attached)
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