It was a cold day but 9 compatriots of the PHILADELPHIA CONTINENTAL CHAPTER of the SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION COLOR GUARD came to Fort Mifflin to learn and improve their ceremonial drill. Unlike a reenacting unit that drills regularly, the Color Guard primarily performs at significant civic events and many of our members needed to improve their understanding of 18th Century handling of arms, marching, and facings. We now have honor guard and ensigns with the confidence in knowing how to perform and can now add ceremonial (non combat) volley fire to events.
The Post Office has nothing on us, neither wind nor snow squall stopped this crew of dedicated patriots from their appointed duties.
When all was done, the PCC Color Guard took the basic tour of the fort before “ceremonially” emptying the kegs left from the Cannonball Tavern the evening before.