In Bennington, they’re gearing up for annual holiday

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In Bennington, they’re gearing up for their annual celebration of a famous Revolutionary War battle.

Saturday is the 231st anniversary of the Battle of Bennington, when General John Stark and American forces – including the Green Mountain Boys – defeated two detachments of British General John Burgoyne’s army.

The anniversary will be observed at the Bennington Battlefield historic site in North Hoosick, New York.

Guided tours of the battlefield and presentations are scheduled, and a formal ceremony remembering the battle will be held at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, at the Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington, a 5K road race is planned, followed by free admission to the monument and a re-enactment featuring people from Philadelphia and Massachusetts portraying life in a Revolutionary War encampment.

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