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Van Cortlandtville Historical Society Memorial Service

July 07, 2019
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Van Cortlandtville Historical Society, 297 Locust Avenure
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 United States

On Sunday, July 7, the Van Cortlandtville Historical Society will hold its annual memorial service honoring the eight French soldiers who died in that New York community during the Revolutionary War. The 20-minute service will begin at 3 p.m. at Old Saint Peter’s Church in the Old Cemetery at Van Cortlandtville. The site is at Oregon Road and Locust Avenue in the Town of Cortlandt, Westchester County, New York; enter from Locust Avenue. For electronic wayfinding, use 297 Locust Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567, the address of the historical society’s nearby Little Red Schoolhouse, where refreshments will be provided after the service. Old Saint Peter’s was used by French General Rochambeau’s troops as a military hospital in 1781 and 1782 and is the site of one of 15 National Park Service wayside exhibits along the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail through New York State. Jeff Canning, secretary and past president of the historical society and newly elected recording secretary of the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, has been leading the annual services since 2001. For more information, please email historicaljeff@aol.com.