SAVANNAH, GA – September 11, 2023 – Coastal Heritage Society (CHS) will host the Battlefield Memorial March at 9 a.m. Monday, October 9 starting at one of CHS’s six properties, Savannah History Museum, located at 303 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Savannah. This annual event is free and open to the public.
This march honors those who fought during the 1779 Battle of Savannah, one of the most significant conflicts in Savannah’s Revolutionary War history and one of the war’s most pivotal battles against the British. The Battlefield Memorial March event will lead guests through the footsteps of soldiers on that historic day in 1779, in celebration of the 244th anniversary. After the march, a wreath-laying and remembrance ceremony will be held at Battlefield Memorial Park to honor the many who lost their lives that day.
“This annual event is a beautiful reminder of the brave soldiers who fought in one of the bloodiest battles of the American Revolution,” said CHS CEO Nora Lee. “We want to raise awareness of this part of Savannah’s history which is showcased in our museum and encourage locals and tourists to take part in this immersive experience.”
The march begins promptly at 9 a.m. All march participants will meet in the Savannah History Museum parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Following the ceremony, a light brunch will be served at the Blacksmith Shop at Georgia State Railroad Museum.
The mission of Coastal Heritage Society is to provide educational experiences for the public through the preservation and presentation of the historic resources of coastal Georgia and adjacent regions. Coastal Heritage Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1975 which operates six historic museums. For more information about CHS, please visit chsgeorgia.org.
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