Battle of Minisink Commemorated in Ceremonies on July 21 and 22
Across the Upper Delaware River, on the actual Battle anniversary date of July 22, Pike County Historian George J. Fluhr will host his 39th consecutive commemoration ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at The Grave of the Unknown Soldier on River Road in Lackawaxen, PA. The graveside ceremony, on the bank of the Delaware between the Roebling Bridge and the Zane Grey House, is sponsored jointly by the Ecker-Haupt Post and the Mountain Laurel Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The gravesite holds the remains of a militiaman killed in the 1779 Battle of Minisink but not discovered until 1847.
The ceremony, traditional since 1975 in Pike County, will be a brief one, generally taking less than a half hour. Traffic along River Road will be temporarily suspended. Bleacher seating is available for guests.
For more information on the Pike County ceremony, please call (570) 559-7444.