National POW/MIA Recognition Day

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Battery Salute for POW/MIA

The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third Friday of September each year. American military installations around the globe and at sea held ceremonies yesterday to honor and remember those who have not come home.  Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY observed POW/MIA day with a “Missing Man Table and Honors” ceremony, and a salute battery.

Former Chairman Myers Recalls 9/11 Pentagon Attack

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Air Force General Richard B. Myers was preparing for his Senate confirmation hearing, and Afghanistan was no where on his mind. Then everything changed as American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked by al-Queda terrorists. At 9:37 EDT, Flight 77 hit the Western side of the Pentagon. General Myers recalls the events. Read the story on this link:  Former Chairman Myers Recalls 9/11 Pentagon Attack.

Obama Vows Solid Support for Veterans

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Commander-in-Chief vows that United States fiscal challenges will not be solved at the cost of our service members and veterans.

“I want to be absolutely clear,” he told the assembly. “We cannot, and we must not, and we will not balance the budget on the backs of our veterans. As commander in chief, I won’t allow it.”

Read the story at the DoD web site:

Obama Vows Solid Support for Veterans.

Preparing the Firing Battery

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Getting ready for the big July 4th event takes coordination, patience and lots of caution.  Our thanks once again to the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery for always been willing to provide a hand, and  helping us with the movements of the howitzers. Here is a short video from early morning until the firing.  Check out the Cubs Scouts at the end of the line 🙂

Still Vigilant at the Tomb of the Unknowns Despite Irene – ABC News

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New York went through a category 3 (well almost) hurricane this past weekend. Subway’s and other public transportation were shutdown, Broadway shows did NOT go on, and flooding occurred in certain areas; however, over at Arlington National Cemetery, the Old Guard performed their duty as they do everyday. Go to this link Still Vigilant for the full story.

The Veteran Corps of Artillery Plaque at 115 Broadway, New York, NY

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The late 18th century City Arms Tavern stood on this site. On November 25th, 1790, known as “Evacuation Day” because it marked the anniversary of the departure of the last British troops from New York in 1783, a group of patriotic citizens met at the Tavern to discuss the defense of their state and nation from possible foreign aggression. As veterans of the corps of artillery of the Continental Army, they formed the VETERAN CORPS OF ARTILLERY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Since that date this historic military command has served the state and nation continuously, in both peace and war.