The 7th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line will commemorate the 239th anniversary of its forming at Gloucester Court House from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday with a colonial encampment inside the court circle.
Activities will include the encampment, troop formations and roll call by authentically-costumed reenactors; drilling of the volunteers and musket-firing demonstrations. Cannon firing will also take place across from the colonial courthouse. The public is encouraged to participate and all those recruited for service will receive a certificate, according to Gloucester’s tourism coordinator Hilton Snowdon.
A wreath-laying ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. that day at the monument inside the court circle in honor of the members of the 7th Virginia Regiment and all veterans who have served their country.
At 7 p.m., the public is invited to observe a celebration featuring a fiddler and traditional dance that will take place upstairs in the building that houses the Glo...
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