Aug 16, 2015 8:00 AM
Town of Washington marks 150th anniversary of Civil War's end Sunday
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The town is hosting its own celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.
The program on Sunday will feature original memorial poems, a reading of the Gettysburg address, a singing of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and children ringing the steeple bell at the 1787 Meetinghouse.
Also planned is a picnic lunch on the town common, a free ice cream social and a concert of Civil War-era music by the East Bay Jazz Band.
The town has a Civil War memorial dedicated on Sept. 13, 1867, in the town square.
Washington was settled in 1768 and on Dec. 13, 1776 was incorporated as a town, taking the name of a soon-to-be-famous southern general.