On Saturday, Glover's Regiment will hold the first event in their year-long celebration in recognition of the historic colonial reenacting group's 40 years.Regiment member Larry Sands told Marblehead selectmen Wednesday that the regiment will march up Burial Hill at 4:45 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25.
Present and former members of the group will then be guests at the 40th
Anniversary Celebratory Dinner at Old North Church.
The following information was furnished by FB King:
Members of the august group, are asked to visit the GMR website (www.gloversregiment.org ), or contact
Captain Seamus Daly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
, for plans and detail.
The regiment was reestablished in 1974, two years before the nation’s
Bicentennial and during the preparations for America’s 200th
birthday, Glover’s Marblehead Regiment originally attracted a motley but earnest
crew of historians, amateur and professional, some of whom could actually claim
blood kinship with members of the original
Glover’s Regiment. (Recall that this was
the regiment of hearty sailors chosen by General Washington to serve him at
Cambridge, and who rowed him and his hundreds of troops, cannons, and horses across the frigid Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776, before the decisive
Battle of Trenton.)
This coming summer, the GMR encampment will be the weekend of July 11-13 and the Regiment is planning a larger than usual event to mark
the 40th Anniversary celebrations. However, the group is now eager
to connect with former members.
If you’ve served as an active
member in Glovers Marblehead Regiment in the past, please contact Capt.
Daly at email@example.com or by
calling him at 617-416-1965.
The Regiment plans additional celebratory activities during
2014. Visit www.gloversregiment.org for details,
or call Capt. Daly at 617-416-1965.
Glover's Marblehead Regiment is part of the
Continental Line, a multi-regional re-enactment group. It presents all
living history events according to documented primary historical sources.
The Regiment welcomes new recruits of any age. If you'd like more
information about joining the regiment, or about GMR events, including the
annual summer encampment at Fort Sewall, contact Lt. Larry Sands at 617 416
1965; or Lt. Chip O’Connor at 978 609 0251. Or visitwww.gloversregiment.org