Brooklynites remember Americas first veterans: the Maryland 400
Brooklyn kicked off Battle Week with a ceremony spotlightingAmerican war heroes who died over 200 years ago.
The annual Maryland 400 Remembrance Ceremony and parade – thefirst events in the annual Battle Week observation that occurs eachAugust to commemorate the Battle of Brooklyn — took place onSaturday morning, August 20, in Park Slope.
As it does every year, the event drew dozens of people out intothe sunshine to honor 400 of the soldiers of the nascent UnitedStates of America’s first armies, who gave their lives in the firstmajor battle of the Revolutionary War.
The ceremony began with a reading of the names at the Michael A.Rawley Post on Eighth Street and Third Avenue, followed by a marchto the Old Stone House on Fifth Avenue.