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Media Advisory: Government Officials and Preservationists Gather in Princeton for Historic Battlefield Preservation Announcement

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Contacts:
Jim Campi, (202) 367-1861 x7205

November 5, 2014

(Princeton, N.J.) - On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, two national historic preservation advocates, the Civil War Trust and American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati, will host a news conference in Princeton to announce an exciting new initiative to protect America's endangered battlefields. They will be joined at this special Veteran's Day announcement by state and municipal government officials and the nonprofit Princeton Battlefield Society.

The November 11 news conference will be held at the Princeton Battle Monument beginning at 12:00 noon EST. The news conference follows the Spirit of Princeton annual Veteran's Day ceremony at the nearby All Wars Monuments. Light refreshments will be provided. Credentialed members of the media may request advance materials on an embargoed basis by emailing news@civilwar.org to reserve credentials.

WHAT: News Conference to announce new national battlefield preservation initiative

WHO: Civil War Trust, Society of the Cincinnati, Princeton Battlefield Society, state and local government officials

WHEN: Veterans Day - Tuesday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m. EST

WHERE: Princeton Battle Monument, One Monument Drive, Princeton, N.J. 08540

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its mission is to preserve our nation's endangered Civil War battlefields and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds. To date, it has preserved more than 40,000 acres of battlefield land in 20 states. Learn more at www.civilwar.org.

The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati promotes knowledge and appreciation of the achievement of American independence, fulfilling the aim of the Continental Army officers who founded the Society of the Cincinnati in 1783 to perpetuate the memory of that vast event. The Institute supports advanced scholarship, conducts public programs, advocates preservation and makes resources available to teachers and students to enrich understanding of our War for Independence and the principles of the men and women who secured the liberty of the American people. Learn more at www.societyofthecincinnati.org.

 

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