Nathan Hale Day

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Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale Statue

On 22 September, 1776 British troops under the command of General William Howe (British Commander in North America) hung Nathan Hale a day after he was caught spying for the Continental Army. Every year a small ceremony is held to remember the man who reportedly said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”. The ceremony takes place at City Hall Park, the location where he lost his life 235 years ago. Attending the ceremony were city officials, including Mayor Bloomberg.

Mayor and Color Guard
Mayor Bloomberg and VCA Color Guard - Nathan Hale Day 2011

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.