Tuesday, December 2, 2008

A Belated Happy Evacuation Day

(original photo found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin4/3060505546/in/pool-longexposure)

This year on 11/25 it was the 225th anniversary of Evacuation Day, the day when the Redcoats departed Manhattan for good. There was a parade in Manhattan the weekend before, and on this night, as we got home, we could see lights atop Mt. Beacon, which was named for the purpose it served during the War for Independence - as a site for beacon fires that warned of the movement of British troops.

Kind of fitting. We'll be celebrating the evacuation of something else on 1/20.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Over here in the City of Newburgh we could see the one from New Windsor and the one at Washingtons Headquarters here in Newburgh.
They said the waterfront area could see Cornwall and Beacons, as well.
Thanks for the post.