American Battlefield Trust Applauds Effort to Rename Saratoga National Park as Saratoga National Battlefield Park

(Washington, D.C.) — The American Battlefield Trust supports bipartisan legislation introduced July 3rd by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) to rename Saratoga National Historical Park to Saratoga National Battlefield Park. The effort seeks to distinguish the park as a historic battlefield and signal its historic importance to heritage tourists. “As stewards and protectors of these hallowed grounds, we celebrate the effort to recognize the sacrifices made here and the history the land holds and shares with future generations,” said Trust President David Duncan. The battle at Saratoga, fought in two stages on September 19 and October 7, marked one of the largest clashes in the state’s history... The American victory was a turning point in the Revolutionary War, proving that the beleaguered Patriots could hold their own against the superiorly armed and trained British Army. The outcome sealed the alliance between the Americans and King Louis XVI’s France.

Historical cannon overlooking a valley and distant mountains
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