In this edition of 'When In Rome' we find out more about The Tomb Of Unknown Soldiers Of The American Revolution.

Megan Postal, Director of the Rome Historical Society, tells us about interesting historical facts in Rome NY.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers of the American Revolution is something that you

...they uncovered bones of remains from soldiers, more than one. They think about eight soldiers from the American Revolution were identified...

might drive by all the time. It's adjacent to Fort Stanwix National Monument and located on the corner of West Liberty Street and then North James Street.

Postal says "When Fort Stanwix National Monument, the archaeological dig was being constructed, they uncovered bones of remains from soldiers, more than one, they think about eight soldiers from the American Revolution were identified and they were identified by the regimental buttons that we're also located with the bones and obviously, these soldiers need to be memorialized in a way that's appropriate so that's how the idea of the Tomb came about."

Lorimer Rich, from Camden NY, was the architect of the Tomb in Rome. Construction started in the 70's and he Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers was dedicated July 4th, 1976 among a huge crowd. Rich is best known for collaborating with sculptor Thomas Hudson Jones on the winning entry in a nationwide competition to create a design for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

To find out more visit the Rome Historical Society:
Tuesday through Friday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Saturday: 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Sunday & Monday: By appointment
Phone: 315-336-5870

You can also participate in their biggest fundraiser of the year the 'Trivia Fun Run.' On September 16th, the 2-mile run starts and ends at Dominick Street. You can preregister at or contact the Rome Historical Society.

Cost $20.00 if you register before September 15th
Day of registration $25
Students $15
Children under 12 $10

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