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:
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