The event is to take place in Washington Square Park. Just what is this park? It is where thousands of unknown Continental Army soldiers are buried in unmarked graves. These soldiers from George Washington’s army died from wounds and sickness during the War for Independence. The memorial itself bears a quote from President Washington’s 1794 Farewell Address, “The independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint councils and joint efforts – of common dangers, sufferings and success.” An “Eternal Flame” is lit in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier.
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