In a bid to revive a once-popular observance marking the end of the American Revolution, reenactors in Continental Army uniforms and other 18th century dress will stand ready Tuesday to answer questions about the 225th anniversary of Evacuation Day.
Visitors to the event in lower Manhattan are likely to have some. Beginning with: What's Evacuation Day?
Answer: Nov. 25, 1783, the day Gen. George Washington and his victorious troops marched down Broadway while the last British redcoats boarded ships in the harbor and sailed away -- taking with them some of the thousands of Americans who had remained loyal to King George III and were now, suddenly, people without a country.
New York Marks Forgotten Holiday from Revolutionary War
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