237th Anniversary of the Battle of Groton Heights, CT
and Grave Marking at Colonel Ledyard’s Grave
– by Charlie Day
September 2nd, 2018
Earlier in the memorial service the Color Guard conducted a Wreath Laying and Grave Marking at Col. Ledyard’s gravesite located nearby Fort Griswold. Ceremonies of the day included the reading, by designated audience members, of the 88 names of the slain defenders of Fort Griswold. The Color Guard also placed a wreath, carried by Compatriot Day of Florida, FLSSAR, inside the fort at the location where Col. Ledyard died. The dedication of a new viewing platform that was installed by the friends of Fort Griswold was well received.
The Battle of Groton heights is a NSSAR Annual event. It is was hosted by the Friends of Fort Griswold and the Color Guard of the Connecticut Line, CTSSAR.