Thursday, October 3, 2013

Kelsey Bridge Cemetery

Yesterday, 10/2/2013, I attended the Celebration Of Remembrance of those resting in the Kelsey Bridge Cemetery and Recognition of Richard L Perrigo.     This ceremony was organized by the Hon James M Eagan, President Rochester Chapter ESSAAR, the Sons of the American Revolution.

Mr Perrigo has spent an enormous amount of time, money and sweat cleaning up this cemetery, which is located across from his home. There are three Revolutionary war veterans and four War of 1812 veterans buried there.  His work, and the burials of the veterans, were the inspiration for this ceremony.

SAR members were present from the Rochester, Oriskany and Saratoga, NY chapters and the Clearwater, FL chapter.  Officers were also there from the LeRay de Chaumont chapter of the ESSDAR and the Gen Jacob Brown Chapter of the US Daughters of 1812.  A small delegation was also there to honor Mr Perrigo and the Civil war veterans buried in Kelsey Bridge.  Many of the people attending wore period costumes.

Several people were present who were interested in the attempt to start a Thousand Island Chapter of the SAR to be based in Alexandria Bay, NY.  A very pleasant day and a very warm one for October in upstate NY.

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