Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Ten Crucial Days Commemorative and Memorial Events 2021 – 2022

On Sunday, December 26, and Sunday, January 2, four memorial wreath laying events will be held commemorating the events of the “Ten Crucial Days” of the American Revolution, December 25, 1776 to January 3, 1777. Deemed “…the times the tried men’s souls” by Thomas Paine, General George Washington’s Continental army crossed the Delaware River, captured the Hessian garrison in Trenton, fought a defensive stand at Assunpink Creek, then captured the British garrison at Princeton thereby changing world history. In attendance and offering remarks will be Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora, Princeton Mayor Mark Freda and President General of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Davis Lee Wright. Also in attendance will be representatives from the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Society of the Cincinnati, the Sons of the Revolution, and Color Guard Units from the SAR Societies from New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.  


At the January 2nd events will be the following members of the legacy units that fought at the battles. From:

§  Rutland, England, representing the 17th Regiment of Foot, the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment B Leicester Company.

§  Fort Reilly KS, representing the New York Provincial Company of Artillery, the 1st Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, "Alexander Hamilton’s Own".

§  Pennsylvania Army National Guard, the 1st Division, representing the Philadelphia Associators, the 111th Infantry Battalion.

§  Pennsylvania Army National Guard, representing the Philadelphia Artillery Battalion, the 103 Engineer Battalion, "The Dandy First". 

§  Maryland Army National Guard, the 175 Association 1st Division, 175th Infantry Battalion, representing The Maryland Regiment.

§  Delaware Army National Guard, representing Haslet’s 1st Delaware Regiment, the 198th Signal Battalion. 

§  New Jersey National Guard, representing Neil’s Battery, East New Jersey Artillery, the 112th Field Artillery Battalion.

The schedule and location of these events are:

  1. Sunday, December 26 - 11:00am Memorial Wreath Laying Washington Crossing Historic Park, 1112 River Street Washington Crossing, PA 18977  Parking is either at the Visitor Center, or just north of the Visitor Center at "Valley of Concentration" Parking Lot.
  2. Sunday, December 26 -@ 2:30 pm-  Wreath Laying Trenton Battle Monument 350 N Warren St, Trenton, NJ 08618  Parking is along North Warren Street.
  3. Princeton Battlefield Society's "Experience the Battle of PrincetonSunday, January 2@ 8:30 am - Lecture and re-enactment, 500 Mercer Street, Princeton NJ 08540 (Register @ pbs1777.org, Parking will be along Mercer St.
  4. Sunday, January 2@11:30 am - Wreath Laying, Princeton Battlefield Colonnade and Memorial Grove  Parking will be along Mercer St.
  5. Sunday, January 2@ 3:00 pm - Wreath Laying Battle of Assunpink Creek, Mill Hill Park, East Front Street, S Broad St, Trenton, NJ 08608  Parking is across the street from NJ Motor Vehicles at Artworks,  Ten minute walk, due west on a foot path along Assunpink Creek. Mill Hill Park is west of S. Montgomery St. 



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