2016 Grand Review Event Recap

A Look at our event in West Point

In Septemper 2016, more than 100 Color Bearers joined the Board of Trustees and staff of the Civil War Trust for a weekend exploring the scenic Hudson River Valley and the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Tours included an in-depth look at the history of West Point as well as the Revolutionary War in the Hudson River Valley. The opening reception kicked off at the West Point Alumni Center where friends reconnected over wine and hors d’oeuvre. Saturday’s full-day tours included Washington’s Headquarters in Newburgh – where the general stayed for 18 months after his victory at Yorktown – and exclusive access to Fort Putnam, a Revolutionary War military garrison on the West Point campus. A stop at the West Point Museum gave guests a rare opportunity to see war artifacts not normally on display. Author and historian Robert M.S. McDonald wowed guest with a compelling talk on President Thomas Jefferson, and those in attendance received complimentary autographed books.

Once again, everyone had another unforgettable weekend of history and fun! Check out photos of the event below:

Welcome to West Point!
Welcome to West Point! (Buddy Secor)


Opening Reception, West Point Alumni Center
Opening Reception, West Point Alumni Center (Bruce Guthrie)


Fort Montgomery NY
Fort Montgomery NY (Bruce Guthrie)


Garry Adelman
Garry Adelman enthusiastically kicking off a day of West Point tours (Buddy Secor)


Trophy Point
Color Bearers at Trophy Point, West Point, NY (Buddy Secor)


Historic West Point Foundry
Historic West Point Foundry (Bruce Guthrie)


Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Moving tour of the Purple Heart Hall of Honor (Bruce Guthrie)


Here we go!
Here we go! (Buddy Secor)


Up-close and personal with rare artifacts at a private tour of the West Point Museum (Buddy Secor)


Banquet dinner with author, historian Robert M.S. McDonald (Bruce Guthrie)


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