CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. July 10, 2009: The 205th death anniversary of the late, great Caribbean immigrant, Alexander Hamilton, will once again be marked by a wreath laying ceremony on Monday.
As it has done for the past three years, CaribWorldNews and the Bowling Green Association will remember the Nevis-born Hamilton with a wreath laying at his gravesite at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan.
The wreath laying will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2009. Hamilton died from wounds sustained in a duel with Aaron Burr on July 12, 1804.
Hamilton was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philosopher. He led calls for the Philadelphia Convention, was one of America’s first Constitutional lawyers, and co-wrote the Federalist Papers, a primary source for Constitutional interpretation. In 1801, Hamilton founded the New York Post as the Federalist broadsheet New-York Evening Post.
His intense rivalry with Vice President Burr eventually resulted in a duel, in which Hamilton was mortally wounded, dying the following day.