- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

EAST FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) - A representative from the French government will attend an event in the Hudson Valley where National Park Service display panels are being unveiled at a Revolutionary War site.

The panels mark the Fishkill Supply Depot site’s inclusion on the Washington-Rochambeau (ROH’-sham-boh) Revolutionary Route Historic Trail, which follows the path the French army took toward Yorktown, Virginia, to help the Continental Army defeat the British in 1781.

The Fishkill Supply Depot in Dutchess County was Gen. George Washington’s main source of supplies for his northern army.

Local preservationists are holding their sixth annual Revolutionary War weekend on Saturday. The trail panel unveiling is set for 1 p.m. Organizers say a representative from the Consulate General of France will attend.

Historical groups are working to preserve the depot’s cemetery where hundreds of soldiers are believed to be buried.

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