Lee-Jackson Day ceremony set Saturday, Jan. 16 in Georgetown
The ceremony honors two of America’s most famous military heroes: Generals Robert E. Lee, born Jan. 19, 1807, and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson, born Jan. 21, 1824. Lee and Jackson were called to service when their home state, Virginia, left the Union during the series of tragic events that led to the American Civil War.
There will be speeches commemorating the lives of these two men who have been characterized as “Christian Warriors” due to their strong religious beliefs. The Delaware Grays color guard will appear, there will be a flag raising ceremony and a rifle salute using period style muskets. Light refreshments will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
The non-profit Nutter B. Marvel Museum is located at 510 South Bedford St., off Rt. 113 and just down from the inspection lane in Georgetown. The museum includes a collection of historic buildings and horse drawn carriages.