Re-enactments mark restoration, opening of war memorial

If you hear cannons from the summit of East Rock Saturday, don’t run for cover.

It’s just a major encampment of military re-enactors from four different wars who are kicking off this year’s celebration of the restoration and reopening of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument.

“They’re doing a major re-enactment at the top of East Rock on Saturday afternoon and, yes, they’re bringing water up there and wood,” said Sabrina Bruno, events and projects coordinator for the city Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.

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