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James Neiss/staff photographer
Lewiston, NY - Neil Patterson Sr. says a few words as part of a Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance in front of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument on Center Street. The gathering recognizes the heroism of the Tuscarora nation for saving the residence of Lewiston 204 years ago.
TUSCARORA HEROES REMEMBRANCE (204rd anniversary)
Tuesday, Dec. 19, 8am
Tuscarora Heroes Monument, Portage and Center St.
Followed by breakfast at Syros, Cayuga Street and Portage Road
Please join us for a very brief “thank you” gathering as
Lewiston commemorates the 204rd Anniversary of the Tuscarora Heroes
actions which saved dozens of lives from the British Attack in 1813.
It will be cold so dress warm! We'll be congregating at the
Monument in the early morning at 8am -- very close to the time of the
actual attack. No doubt you'll be thinking about what it must have been
like when Lewistonians were running for their lives through the snow and
mud, many freezing in their bare feet and nightclothes. About 12
local citizens were killed in the attack.
We’ll take some photos, and then afterward, you’re welcome to warm
up at a dutch-treat breakfast at Syros Restaurant down the street (Portage
Road and Cayuga Street) for some fellowship and conversation.
Please share this announcement with anyone whom you think may
Hope to see you there.