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03/17/05

Irish Revolutionary War Hero Honored

Yesterday afternoon saw one of the great Savannah traditions for Saint Patrick's week, the laying of the wreath in memory of Sgt. William Jasper.

For more than 25 years, the parade committee's held a memorial ceremony for the Irish hero. Jasper died trying to protect Savannah from the British during the Revolutionary War.

The rain pushed this year's ceremony indoors, but they still went into the square to lay the wreath and give Sgt. Jasper a 21-gun salute.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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