- Associated Press - Monday, May 25, 2015

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - About 50 people attended a Memorial Day ceremony at a grave that a New York historical group says contains the oldest known remains of unknown soldiers in the United States.

Monday morning’s ceremony was held at the gravesite in Lake George Battlefield Park, located along the Adirondack Mountain lake’s southern shoreline.

The grave in the state-owned park contains the remains of four Colonial American soldiers who died more than 250 years ago. Their skeletons were found in the early 1930s and reburied in the park, site of French and Indian War battles fought in the mid-18th century.

The ceremony was organized by the Lake George Battlefield Park Alliance, which supports the park. It included an honor guard, veterans groups, first responders and French and Indian War re-enactors from Fort William Henry.


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