Local group planning day to honor General Anthony Wayne

A group of local residents has formed a committee to support General "Mad" Anthony Wayne Day.

Posted: Apr 10, 2019 6:42 PM
Updated: Apr 11, 2019 8:50 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A group of local residents has formed a committee to support General "Mad" Anthony Wayne Day. 

The group is planning their first event for July 16th. They formed shortly after city council passed a resolution in February declaring a special day for Anthony Wayne. 

That resolution was first introduced by Councilman Jason Arp. 

"If it wasn't for Anthony Wayne we wouldn't have the city of Fort Wayne. In fact, there's question of whether we'd have a United States or not," Arp said. "I mean, Anthony Wayne was a very prominent figure during the American Revolution. He fought in battles all the way from Canada to modern-day Florida. It was a part of Georgia at the time."

The committee is also planning an entry into the Three Rivers Festival Parade on July 13th. 

Arp and the rest of the group also hope to see local schools add more lessons surrounding Anthony Wayne. 

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