Cumberland Times-News

Opinion

July 1, 2014

Group will honor patriots of Revolutionary War on Fourth

— During the month of July the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization, as in the past, will be honoring local men of the American Revolutionary War.

These individuals were great patriots that sacrificed in many different ways for the beginnings of our great republic and area. On Friday, July 4, at 10 a.m., the CHCO will hold a historic plaque reading in honor of Revolutionary War Capt. David Lynn. The event will take place at the CHCO headquarters, 400 S. Allegany St., Cumberland, which is the site of the four original entrance columns to the old Lynn Rose Hill estate.

The 1801 columns are the only physical traces left of the Rose Hill estate. In 2008, the CHCO installed a five-foot granite plaque at the site of the columns along with Lynn’s portrait and over 200 years of American and local history engraved. A history reading will be given and after the plaque reading those present will travel to nearby Rose Hill cemetery for prayers and a wreath laying at the Lynn grave site.

Members Paul Schell and Rick Atkinson will fire a three-gun cannon salute in honor of all patriots of the American Revolution.

Also being visited at Rose Hill will be grave site of the Rev. John George Butler, who was an American Revolutionary War clergyman and his grave is marked by a CHCO information monument installed two years ago. At noon, those present will cross over into SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery and pray the rosary for the deceased at the Shrine of the Pieta led by member Mary Ann Eckard.

We would like to extend an open invitation to our area citizens to learn the true history of what the Fourth of July is truly about. The event is free and takes place in plenty of time before the fireworks. To learn more about area Revolutionary War history, visit our website www.chco-online.org. or call 301-722-4624.

Edward W. Taylor Jr., president

Cumberland Historic Cemetery

Organization Inc., Cumberland

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