Washington, DC

From a reader:

On Saturday, August 16, 2008, please join Cultural Tourism DC and the Brightwood Heritage Trail Working Group for the official unveiling of Battleground to Community: Brightwood Heritage Trail.

The unveiling ceremony begins at 10 am with the trooping of the colors by the Marie Reed Civil War Cadets Academy representing DC’s first regiment of Colored Troops. At this writing, Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser, District Department of Transportation Executive Director Emeka Moneme, and Rock Creek Park Superintendent Adrienne Coleman will make remarks. Afterwards the crowd will be trooped across the street to unveil Brightwood Heritage Trail’s sign 2.

Beginning around 11 am and ending at 4 pm, is the Heritage Trail Stroll, combining the self-guided tour of the 18-sign Heritage Trail (approximately a 90-minute walk) with free refreshments and other incentives from Brightwood businesses and churches along the route. Members of FREED, Female RE-Enactors of Distinction, will portray Civil War era characters, and National Park Service rangers will be on hand at Fort Stevens and Battleground National Cemetery to answer questions.

Brightwood Heritage Trail Launch and Stroll

Saturday, August 16, 2008

10 am: Ceremony at Emery Recreation Center, 5701 Georgia Ave., NW

11 am – 4 pm: Self-guided Heritage Trail Stroll, including free refreshments and business discounts in the Brightwood neighborhood and from churches and businesses along the route.


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