Letter: Battle Day events were enjoyed by all

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To the Editor:

Battle Day festivities at the Bennington Battle Monument were enjoyed by everyone who attended.

The eighteenth-century reenactors arrived on Friday, and they set up their tents and displays of weaponry, which included two cannons. Their mission is to educate, which they did with many discussions with individuals and groups along with an occasional demonstration throughout the weekend.

On Saturday morning, Friends of the Battle Monument conducted a 5K race and a children's race, which were started with the firing of cannons.

In the afternoon the Moodus Fife and Drum Corps gave a very enjoyable concert for a delighted audience. Also, a tea with entertainment about "Notorious Women" presented by historic interpreter Phyllis Chapman which took place at the Church Barn on Monument Circle.

A cannon firing ended the days' programs, and the reenactors were given a dinner in the Church Barn, which was put on by the Friends of the Battle Monument.

Charles Dewey,

Bennington

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