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Throughout Memorial Day Weekend, the Museum paid tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrating the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations.

Learn about memorialization in the Museum’s galleries in this presentation from Associate Curator Matthew Skic, who takes you through the stories — and surviving artifacts — of Revolutionary soldiers and officers such as Polish cavalryman Casimir Pulaski, Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, and Gershom Prince, a Black soldier who was killed in action. 

Discovering History: Memorialization at the Museum from AmRevMuseum on Vimeo.

Explore more stories of Revolutionary soldiers and officers in the Museum's galleries with our Virtual Museum Tour

Memorial Day Weekend with the Museum, sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, included an exploration of the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier at Washington Square Park in Philadelphia, a coloring page from the Museum with a special message of gratitude for service members, and a create your own commemorative ribbon craft based on silk ribbons given to Revolutionary War veterans.

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Jonathan Pettibone's Sword

French and Indian War veteran Colonel Jonathan Pettibone carried this small sword, engraved with his name, during the New York campaign of 1776.
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Virtually Tour the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier

Read more about the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, which stands in Washington Square Park, just a couple blocks from the Museum.
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Color a Revolutionary Thank You for Memorial Day

Download, print, and color a coloring page from the Museum, based on Washington's Standard, with a special message of gratitude for service members.
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