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The first of eleven busts, which comes into view, is dedicated to soldiers of the American Revolution. It portrays a worn serviceman who is the representative of our nation’s founding war for independence. He is wearing the common rugged winter uniform that most of the soldiers put together in order to keep warm. The American Revolution began as a simple request by American colonists for representation when being taxed, yet the British responded by forcing further taxes and restrictions on the colonies, resulting in a revolution. Through the sacrifices of many brave colonial volunteers, a new nation of freedom was born. Across from this memorial is a red maple and plaque dedicated to the late U.S. Congressman Hamilton Fish Jr., a good friend to all veterans, who has been honored with lasting place on this trail.

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