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Green soldiers in War of 1812 honored

8/22/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

GREEN — The Green Historical Society honored five soldiers buried in Green who fought during the War of 1812 in a Bicentennial Remembrance Ceremony Aug. 19 at Green Veterans Memorial Park. The five soldiers include Andrew Kepler, John Smith, Henry Swartz, John Thornton and Henry Warner.

Shown at right top are John Campbell Company members presenting the colors during the ceremony. The company also performed a rifle salute, pictured above.

Green Historical Society officials laid a memorial wreath, shown at right bottom, for local descendants of the soldiers.

Several descendants of the soldiers attended the ceremony to say a few words. Shown at right middle is Treasure Collins, a member of the Swartz and Thornton families, speaking to the crowd.

— By Maria Lindsay

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