The John Sevier Chapter-OVTA has been invited to represent the “Overmountain Men” in the Philadelphia, PA parade for the Museum of the American Revolution’s grand opening festivities on Wednesday, April 19, the 242nd anniversary of the ‘shot heard round the world’ that ignited the Revolutionary War. The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in Washington Square. The U.S. Army Old guard will lay a wreath on the tomb; the Oneida Indian Nation will offer a blessing, and a prayer will be offered from representatives of regional congregations. The program will continue at 9:30 a.m. with pageantry and patriotic fanfare at Independence Hall, including performances by the U.S. Army Old Guard color guards and fife and drum corps. The parade will then march down Chestnut Street to the new museum. At 10:30 A.M., an official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Museum’s outdoor plaza will open the Museum to the public. Tickets are required for the ceremony as space is extremely limited. Details of the opening program as well as information on how to purchase tickets will be announced in March. The OVTA is not involved in tickets sales.
Overmountain Victory Trail Association
1780 Muster Place
Abingdon, VA 24210