Commemorative Grave Marking Ceremony at Sappington Cemetery

The John Sappington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Spirit of Saint Louis Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution celebrated Crestwood's Revolutionary War Patriots John Long, John Sappington, and Joseph Wells during a colorful and reverent ceremony held at Sappington Cemetery earlier today.

This historic cemetery is where many of the Sappington Family are buried. Graves date back to 1811 and include veterans of the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War and World War I. John Sappington is noted for his service at Valley Forge as George Washington's bodyguard.

It's easy to overlook this small part of history, but it's located at the intersection of Watson Road and Watson Industrial Park.