Sword Surrender Site Ceremony
On Saturday June 03, 2013 the newest addition to the Saratoga National Historical Park
lands was celebrated. The 22 acre parcel just south of the Village of Schuylerville and
in the Town of Saratoga includes, according to soldier diaries, the spot where General
John Burgoyne surrendered his sword to General Horatio Gates.
The site, scheduled for completion in 2015, will include a marker
depicting the surrender, a pavilion type structure; interpretive signage and walkways.
(Left to Right) Steven Perkins, Secretary MASSAR and Commander of the Col. Henry Knox
Regimental Artillery Color Guard of the State of MA; Lawrence McKinley, Past-VPG Mid-Atlantic
District VASSAR; Robert Walsh, President NHSSAR; Thomas Dunne, President & Registrar, Saratoga
Battle Chapter, ESSSAR; Douglass "Tim" Mabee, President, VTSSAR and a dual ESS member in the
Saratoga Battle Chapter; Gregory Thorne, Honorary National President 2012-2013, N.S.C.A.R. and
Hans Jackson, Senior National President N.S.C.A.R. & NHSSAR member.
Photo: courtesy Tim Mabee
Click here to read an news item regarding this event from the Times Union
Click here to read an news item regarding this event from the Saratogian, which includes a video clip