On Friday, September 15 at 11 a.m., U.S. Congressmen Patrick Meehan and Ryan Costello will join national and local conservation leaders for a preservation announcement on the historic Brandywine Battlefield. This month marks the 240th anniversary of the battle, fought in September 1777. The news conference is being hosted by Campaign 1776, a national initiative of the Civil War Trust to protect battlefields of the American Revolution, and the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force. Joining Congressmen Meehan and Costello at the event will be Civil War Trust President O. James Lighthizer; Chester County Board of Commissioners Chair Michelle H. Kichline; Brandywine Battlefield Task Force Chair and Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates Education Director Andrew Outten; and Natural Lands President Molly Morrison. The 1st Delaware Infantry Regiment will fire a musket salute, and play fife and drum music. This ceremony will occur rain or shine; light refreshments will be available. Please follow the directional signs for parking locations. More information and history are available at campaign1776.org/brandywine.