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Washington Crossing Historic Park slates observance


Washington Crossing Historic Park (Pa.) will hold its annual Memorial Day observance 1 p.m. Sunday, at the gravesite of Continental soldiers.

The gravesite is located near the Thompson-Neely House, about two miles south of New Hope at the intersection of Route 32 and Aquetong Road (1638 River Road, New Hope).

The observation will include a Colonial color guard, a fife and drum corps, Revolutionary War reenactors, veterans and other honored guests. During the ceremony, American flags will be placed on all of the graves.

The gravesite marks the resting place of soldiers who died during the Continental Army’s December 1776 encampment in Bucks County. Although no Americans were killed during the Delaware River crossing and the First Battle of Trenton, some soldiers succumbed to exposure, disease or previous injuries. Capt.-Lt. James Moore is the only veteran buried in this plot whose identity is known.