Mission: 25 November 2023 1030 – Evacuation Day

Date(s) - 25 Nov 2023
1100 - 1600


We will be the guests of the LMHA for lunch at Fraunces Tavern after the mission, so attendance is strongly encouraged!


Who: CG, ALL VCA in good standing

What: 233rd Evacuation Day

Where: Bowling Green and Fraunces Tavern

When: Saturday, 25 November 2023 – event muster NLT 1100 at USCG parking lot – see more details from MAJ Capra below

How: Request CG with flags, 1SG Clohessy will confirm


POC: Ambrose Richardson, President of the Lower Manhattan Historical Association (917) 750-0391, (212) 530-4771, arichardson@amr3llc.com

NCOIC: 1SG Clohessy, (917) 597-2718 sgtclohessy@gmail.com


More details from MAJ Capra:

  • The permit request for Evacuation Day flag raising at Bowling Green on Saturday, 25 November 2023 has been APPROVED and issued to the VCASNY under NYC Parks Department.
  • The mission time has been formulated in cooperation with the Lower Manhattan Historical Association (LMHA).  It is the same as last year as listed below:

1100: VCA muster USCG parking lot for duty assignments and placement

1230: Official formation at Fraunces Tavern

1240: March parade route along Broadway to Bowling Green

1300: Retiring of British flag and raising of the American flag

1315: Remarks by officials

1330: Return March to Fraunces Tavern

1400: Lunch for Corps at Fraunces Tavern

  • Members of Golds Dragoons will act as the British component and accept return of the flag to the crown.


PARKING at USCG: As a reminder, spacing is limited. Carpooling is recommended where practical.

Request for parking at U.S. Coast Guard facility is AUTHORIZED but must be requested.

Forward your parking request to MAJ Capra rcapra@vcasny.org ASAP for processing.  Your parking request must include:

  • Rank, Name of owner/operator
  • Year, Make, Model (2dr/4dr) sedan/subn, color of vehicle
  • License plate number and state (please include if “specialty plate”- VFW, NY GUARD, etc.)



Registrations are closed for this event.