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Battle of Pines Bridge Monument Seeks Donations, Fundraiser Set for April

The fundraiser is planned for Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Traveler's Rest (located at Route 100 in Yorktown).

The Pines Bridge Monument Fundraising Committee will hold a fundraiser at Traveler's Rest (located at Route 100 in Yorktown) on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. 

All proceeds will go to offset the cost for the Battle of Pines Bridge Monument, which depicts three figures in "heroic scale" standing eight feet tall. They represent soldiers participating in the 1781 battle including those of African American and Native American decent, as well as Colonel Christopher Greene, who led the battle.

The cost to attend the fundraiser is $100 per person, which will include appetizers, dinner and a cash bar. Seating is limited.

To RSVP, email pbmc1781@gmail.com.

If you'd like to contribute to the Fund, make checks payable to Yorktown Historical Society Mail to: Pines Bridge Monument C/O Joseph Visconti, Fundraising Chairman, 800 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

History buff and Yorktown police officer Michael Kahn took on the project at the end of 2009. He said he will bring history to life by erecting a life-size monument commemorating those soldiers. May 14, 2012 would mark the 229th anniversary of the battle.

The monument will be erected in Downing Park. A maquette of the winning design by Oregon-based sculptor Jay Warren was showcased on the site in November of last year before a crowd of residents complete with Revolutionary War re-enactors from the 5th New York Regiment, and students from Somers Middle School and Yorktown High School.

Further information is available by contacting the monument committee at pbmc1781@gmail.com or on Facebook at Remember The Revolution.

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