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Lake George Ceremony To Honor Unknown Colonial Soldiers

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Lucas Willard
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WAMC

A ceremony is being held on Memorial Day at the grave that a New York historical group says contains the oldest known remains of unknown soldiers in the United States.

Monday morning's ceremony is being held at the gravesite in Lake George Battlefield Park, located along the Adirondack lake's southern shoreline.

The grave in the state-owned park contains the remains of four Colonial American soldiers who died more than 250 years ago. Their skeletons were found in the early 1930s and reburied in the park, site of French and Indian War battles fought in the mid-18th century.

The ceremony honoring fallen veterans is organized by the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance, which supports the park. It will include veterans groups, first responders and French and Indian War re-enactors.

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