- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Gov. Peter Shumlin has proclaimed June 23 Ethan Allen Day in Vermont, in honor of one of the state’s founding fathers.

The Burlington Free Press reports (https://bfpne.ws/267E731 ) that on June 23, 1775, the Continental Congress recognized Allen for leading the Green Mountain Boys in capturing Fort Ticonderoga from the British.

The Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington will be hosting activities from Thursday through Sunday, June 26, including a lecture, a picnic, and military reenactments.

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