Lake County to receive Bronze Marker honoring Revolutionary War veterans

Mar. 18—The New Connecticut Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced that it will be hosting an event to kick off Lake County's participation in the 250th anniversary of the United States by dedicating a Bronze Marker honoring Revolutionary War Patriots who are buried in the county.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. July 4 outside of the Lake County Courthouse in Painesville Square, according to a news release.

The public will be encouraged to participate in this event. Also the community can be part of a lasting memorial to those who served in the Revolutionary War and call Lake County their final resting place by sponsoring a brick for $100, the release stated.

Each Revolutionary War Patriot buried in the county will have their name engraved on a brick, and all proceeds will be used for on-going "America 250" celebrations, the release stated.

"I look forward to this wonderful event as Suzanne Nahumck and myself will be dedicating and revealing this very special memorial marker during the ceremony on July 4, 2023," said

Commissioner John Plecnik.

"We appreciate all the help from the Commissioners' office in kicking off this event. We are

thrilled to reveal the marker, which will be the first recognition of the Revolutionary War Patriots

in Lake County," said Suzanne Nahumck, Regent.

The 250th anniversary of America's independence will be July 4, 2026. In anticipation of this, Congress established the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission to plan and orchestrate "America 250″ — whose goal is to lead the nation in commemorating the country's founding.

"The DAR "Revolutionary Patriots Marker" program honors the memory of the men and women who secured American independence through their service and sacrifice during the Revolutionary War. The DAR's goal is to place at least one marker in every state in advance — and in celebration — of the nation's upcoming 250th anniversary," Lake Countys Commissioner Richard J. Regovich stated in the release.

"We are pleased to assist in their goal to keep the American Revolutionary stories alive in Lake County," he added.

For more information on "America 250", contact the New Connecticut Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution at