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Greetings to all soldiers and officers of the VCASNY,
On behalf of the Commandant, the Public Affairs Office wishes to express a heartfelt thank you for your service to all members of the Corps, as we celebrate the 8th annual Commemoration Day of the War of 1812, first decreed by Proclamation on 27 April, 2013 at the direction of Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York.
This historic event occurring within Central Park at the Block House, a military defensive fortification built in 1814 to defend Manhattan Island against British incursion, marked the first time that representatives of four historic societies gathered together to honor those who proudly served in the War of 1812. The Veteran Corps of Artillery provided field music along with the rendering of honors and speeches by members of the VCA, the Military Society of the War of 1812, along with the Society of the Second War with Great Britain and societies of the United States Daughters of 1812, representing both the statewide society as well as members of the New York City chapter.
Now as then, Americans should be rightfully proud of our national heritage and honor the memory of all who answered the call of service and sacrifice to ensure that our country would endure!
Members of the Corps should be duly inspired and uplifted with esprit de corps in the knowledge that they have earned the privilege of uniformed service in the preservation of the rich legacy of military history in the State of New York and carrying forward the traditions and legacy of patriotism in service to the United States of America.
MAJ 9th FA VCASNY