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Governor's Foot Guard

Two Hundreth Anniversary

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. Governor's Foot Guard Marker
Inscription.
To commemorate the
Two Hundreth Anniversary Celebration
Of the First Company Governor's
Foot Guard, founded in 1771.
The oldest military unit in continuous
service in the United States.
Participating were the Centennial
Legion of Historic Military Commands
of the thirteen original colonies.
The Grenadier Guards Band, London,
England, Canadian Grenadier Guards,
Montreal, Canada, and
Governor General's Foot Guards,
Ottowa, Canada.
Major George A. Ford
Bi-Centennial General Chairman
George A. Athanson
Mayor of Hartford
Thomas J. Meskill
Governor of Connecticut
First Company, Governor's Foot Guard,
Major George W. Tule
Commandant
Lieutenant Robert V. Braman
Adjutant
October 2, 1971

 
Erected 1971.
 
Location. 41° 45.953′ N, 72° 40.353′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Central Row, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the grounds of Connecticut's Old State House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Governor's Foot Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. Governor's Foot Guard Marker
The marker is on the right
markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Meeting of Washington and Rochambeau (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Governor's Foot Guard (here, next to this marker); William H. Putnam (a few steps from this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Trumbull (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); Prudence Crandall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Clock (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
 
Also see . . .  Governor's Foot Guard. (Submitted on February 23, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Military
 
Governor's Foot Guard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
3. Governor's Foot Guard Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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