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Masson praises monument organizers, park

September 14, 2012

Photo by Victoria Stanish – The Hon. Richard A. Masson, Pa. 59th Judicial District Judge, praises his fellow members of the Bucktail Memorial Committee during the monument dedication held Sept. 1 at Mt. Zion Historical Park.

MT. ZION - At the dedication of the monument honoring the famous Bucktails of the Civil War, the Hon. Richard A. Masson, Pa. 59th Judicial District Judge and member of the Bucktail Memorial Committee, praised committee members for their efforts.
“It seems like I’ve served on committees all my life. I’ve served on committees that are local, regional and statewide, and I have never served on a committee that has been more effective than the monument committee that was the genesis of this monument that we are dedicating here today,” Masson said. “This small group of people each took a task and fulfilled that task to their utmost.
“Today is not a keynote day in the history of the Bucktails themselves, but it is a very historic day. It is the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Battle of Ox Hill, or Chantilly. That was the last engagement at the conclusion of the northern Virginia campaign that started after the Peninsular Campaign.”

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