A Fourth of July ceremony at Fort Laurens will honor the 20 men who lost their lives their fighting for America's freedom. (Fort Laurens Museum)
BOLIVAR – Fort Laurens officials are inviting the public to attend a special Fourth of July ceremony to honor the sacrifice of those who lost their lives during the Revolutionary War.
The ceremony will be Thursday, July 4th, from 11 am to 12 pm at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot. The schedule includes color guard and Revolutionary War honor guard performances, a keynote speaker, and a wreath-laying ceremony for the more than 20 soldiers who lost their lives at Fort Laurens. The event is free and open to the public.
About Fort Laurens
Fort Laurens is the site of Ohio’s only Revolutionary War fort and features a museum, memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Patriot and visible outline of the original fort. The site was considered a stepping stone across the West to stage an attack on the British at Fort Detroit during the American Revolution. Along with Historic Zoar Village, Fort Laurens is managed by the Zoar Community Association.