Raising Money For War Of 1812 Memorial

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Each summer, the battlefield in Sackets Harbor fills up with War of 1812 reenactors. 

Some of those same people are now raising money to honor the British and Canadian forces who died on that battlefield.

"They left these soldiers behind with the understanding that the Americans would give them a proper burial," said Connie Barone, Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site Director.

The soldiers were given that proper burial somewhere on the battle ground, but their graves are unmarked. 

Now, 200 years later, money is being raised to put up an engraved monument to honor those troops.

It's unclear where exactly the soldiers were buried, but the monument will be on land just off Ontario Street.

The project has already gotten a lot of financial support, but more money is needed to pay for the other things like a dedication ceremony.

"I think it's important that we honor all members of our armed services whether they're foreign or our own soldiers," said Tim Abel, Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance.

If you're interested in donating, you can contact Connie Barone at (315) 646-3634.
 

Friday, November 28, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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