Ceremony held to kick off Return to the Hook

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Sep 18, 2013 - 12:32 PM

Photo: About 50 sponsors, their families, county staff and volunteers gathered Sept. 11 in front of Warner Hall in Gloucester to be recognized for their contributions in the Return to the Hook re-enactment set for Oct. 18-20. In the photo above, Warner Hall owners Theresa and Troy Stavens are shown with event organizer Warren Deal, center. Below, Hayes resident L.H. “Bucky” Burruss leads the audience in a rendition of “God Bless America” during the ceremony, which included a rifle salute and music from the Revolutionary War era.

About 50 sponsors, their families, county staff and volunteers gathered Sept. 11 in front of Warner Hall in Gloucester to be recognized for their contributions in the Return to the Hook re-enactment set for Oct. 18-20. In the photo above, Warner Hall owners Theresa and Troy Stavens are shown with event organizer Warren Deal, center. Below, Hayes resident L.H. “Bucky” Burruss leads the audience in a rendition of “God Bless America” during the ceremony, which included a rifle salute and music from the Revolutionary War era.

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About 50 sponsors, their families, county staff and volunteers gathered Sept. 11 in front of Warner Hall in Gloucester to be recognized for their contributions in the upcoming Return to the Hook re-enactment.

Scheduled for Oct. 18-20, the Revolutionary War re-enactment is expected to be even larger than the first Battle of the Hook that was held in October 2008, also on the grounds of Warner Hall.

Warner Hall owner Theresa Stavens kicked off the ceremony by thanking everyone present for all of their support and help. "We could not be more honored to have this dedicated team that put this together," she said. "Wow! For Warner Hall to be the host site two times for this incredible recreation of this incredible battle that put Gloucester on the map."

Event organizer Warren Deal welcomed everyone to the observance of Patriots’ Day, saying that not only those who struggled on the battlefield should be recognized, but also those home on the farms, working to provide freedom for all Americans.