West Point – Highland Falls 4th of July

Highland Falls, the home of West Point has invited the Gathering of Eagles to participate in their Fourth of July Parade. The Mayor and citizens have taken note of our staunch support for the graduates of the military academy these past two years and have come out and joined us on the street at those events. If you can, join us to celebrate Independence Day at West Point, the home of the U.S. Army.

What: Fourth of July Parade, Highland Falls, NY
When: Friday, July 4, 2008, 12:30pm
Where: Highland Falls, NY
Parking: Key Food Supermarket Parking Lot, Highland Falls, NY
Maplink: http://tinyurl.com/69krth
Schedule:

  • 12:30pm – Park at Keyfood Supermarket, parking permit required, take courtesy bus to Thayer Hotel in West Point
  • 1:00pm – Reception honoring Grand Marshall State Senator William Larkin at the Thayer Hotel. We are working on having Iraq veteran and Congressional Candidate Kieran Lalor speak at the reception.
  • 3:00pm – Those marching in the parade will form up on Buffalo Field, West Point. Those viewing the parade will take courtesy bus to reviewing stands at Polish Pottery, across the highway from the Keyfood Supermarket (Reviewing Stands will be in the shade).

Contact: Dan Maloney at goe.ny@earthlink.net for specific details about parking permits, reviewing stand passes and shirts (see below).

Shirts:
On June 23rd I will be placing an order for pocketed or non-pocket polo shirts with Gathering of Eagles and state names embroidered over the pocket. These shirts are NOT mandatory, but will provide a good visual uniformity for our presence. This order should be ready by the Fourth and I will deliver them to Highland Falls. The price per shirt is $35, $37 for XXL and larger. The available colors are:

  • Red with Blue (or Gold for you Marines) Lettering
  • White with Blue Lettering
  • Blue with Gold Lettering

Sizes are: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL and XXXXL.
Shirts can be either pocket or non-pocket.

Shirt Photos: Photos of the shirts in white and blue are here. And YES I know I am not the ideal model so can the corny remarks!

Shirt Orders:
To order a shirt email goe.ny@earthlink.net
Provide:

  • Your Name
  • Your Address (or specify West Point Delivery)
  • Quantity, Color (Shirt/Lettering), State name, Size
  • You will be contacted on how to make payment via Paypal. This will also serve as your order confirmation.
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  1. Anna Juliano

    Hello, My dad is a WWII Vet. He was awarded the Bronze Medal, as well as, the Silver Star. Last August Dad came to live with us in Monroe, NY and attended the Memorial Day Services in our town. I could not believe the pride I saw in his eyes as he watched the men, women and children walk in that parade. He saluted every time he saw the American Flag. We met a Gulf War Vet at that parade and he mentioned after speaking with my dad, that it may be great to have him attend the parade at West Point on the 4th of July. My dad is anxious to go. He has his West Point hat and all his medals on it to show.

    He is 88 years old and does have a heart condition. I was wandering if there are provisions for someone with his condition. We would love to have him attend this parade. I know it would mean the world to him. My e-mail is annarose80@optonline.net. I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks

  2. Anna Juliano

    if we dont have a permit where do we go?




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