I won a lottery but, don’t even think about hitting me up for money; because I didn’t win any. What I won was, the chance to join the Revolutionary New York: Battle of Brooklyn Van Tour. It was conducted by the Urban Park Ranges of the New York City Parks Department and was just one of the many events held in Brooklyn to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn (August 27, 1776).
Our small group of 10 climbed aboard a minivan to visit many of the historic sites around Brooklyn; related to the war and to that battle. One of the stops was in my own backyard of Fort Greene Park.
The picture for this week’s challenge is a look up inside the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park. Everyone can visit the monument that is at the center of the park but, very few people are allowed inside the Doric column that sits atop the crypt. It is the resting place of the remains of over 11,000 prisoners of war from the Revolutionary War. So while we gazed upward, our thoughts drifted downward to honor the brave men and women buried below.
Here is my entry for this week’s challenge.