America 250! Plaque Dedication Ceremony
April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Please join Congressional Cemetery and the District of Columbia Daughters of the American Revolution for a dedication ceremony celebrating the installation of a new historic “America 250!” marker at the graveside of Elbridge Gerry, the only signer of the Declaration of Independence interred in Washington DC.
The event is free and open to the public but we ask that you please RSVP HERE. Remarks will be provided by DAR President General Pamela Wright and Congressional Cemetery’s Director of Public Engagement A.J. Orlikoff.
The American 250! markers celebrate the 250th anniversary of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The marker, a 30″ x 30″ bronze plaque, commemorates the contributions of the men and women who achieved American independence. Generously donated by the DCDAR, the plaque is a tangible reminder of Congressional Cemetery’s and Washington DC’s patriotic history.
Elbridge Gerry, from Marblehead, Massachusetts, was one of America’s Founding Fathers. He signed the Declaration of Independence, attended the Constitutional Convention, and was elected Vice President in the 1812 Presidential Election. During the Revolutionary War, he helped supply the Continental Army using his international business contacts while serving on the Continental Congress. His patriotic service to the American cause during Revolutionary War greatly contributed to American independence. We hope you will join us to celebrate his patriotic legacy.
To learn more about the mission of the DCDAR, please visit their website HERE.