Bolivar, Ohio (WTUZ) – Residents are asked to join Sons of the American Revolution chapters for a ceremony recognizing the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot at a local fort.

During the American Revolution, Fort Laurens was built as a location to stage an attack on the British.

Site Director Tammi Shrum explains that twenty-one soldiers perished before the fort was abandoned. As a way to memorialize the unknown casualties of the Revolution, the Tomb at Fort Lauren is a symbol of the soldier unable to be identified.

“A lot of people aren’t aware that it is right in Bolivar. That we do have a nationally recognized Tomb of an Unknown Soldier, and this is just a nice way to pay tribute to the soldier that is in the tomb and all the soldier at Fort Laurens, and the soldiers of the American Revolution that he represents.”

She notes that Sons of the American Revolution will visit Fort Laurens Saturday, July 28th from 11am to noon. Community members can visit the free ceremony that includes speakers, a color and honor guard, and a laying of the wreath. - Mary Alice Reporting

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