The public is cordially invited to attend this free event to remember and reflect upon the lives of these four men who stood proud and were returning heroes. They and untold others were at Bunker Hill, Trenton, and they endured Valley Forge.
After the war, in Plymouth, Massachusetts they farmed together, built homes and raised families.
At noon, a contingent of militia and organization officials will set out from the New Bedford Masonic Temple, located at County and Union Streets and march from the head of William Street (at County) in procession down to the New Bedford Whaling Museum Plaza (at Johnny Cake Hill) in honor of these patriots.
At 1:00 p.m. a commemorative speaking program titled "Four Rusty Muskets" will take place in the museum's Cook Memorial Theater, featuring a historical overview by Professor Kenneth Sutcliffe and remarks by officials of the sponsoring organizations."