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The Veteran Corps of Artillery State of New York or VCASNY was established in 1790, by the returning troops of George Washington's army.  After Washington bid farewell to his troops in New York City, they discovered that after sacrificing so much, the New York pro British Tory's had gotten quite wealthy during the War for Independence and might try to belittle what had been accomplished.

 

In response, they formed an organization to remind Americans of the majesty of their new nation and the sacrifices made to create a free people living in liberty.  By an act of Congress some 200 years ago, the VCA was made a permanent ceremonial branch of the U.S. Army Field Artillery.  They have loyally lived up to this tradition over the centuries and I'm proud to be a long time member and their photographer.

 

The ceremonial festivities begin by marching into Fort Clinton (circa 1811) near the tip of lower Manhattan where the flag of our great nation is raised.  They then march to the shore line of Battery Park to fire their artillery pieces.  One round is fired after the naming of each state in the greatest nation on earth.

 

 

Click to play Video of Veteran Corps of Artillery July 4th Independence Day Ceremony replete with nifty colonial music at Battery Park in the Southern tip of Manhattan.

The VCA was established in 1790 by the returning troops of George Washington's army.  Simple fireworks pales by comparison.

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The VCASNY Veteran Corps of Artillery in New York State participates in many military and patriotic celebrations and ceremonies.  In this capacity, their uniform is War of 1812 attire.  Here's a movie taken in the U.S. Army Base at Ft. Hamilton Brooklyn NY.  It's part of their annual remembrance of America's POW's and MIA's.  Bring up your speakers and enjoy.

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[Puppy to Adult] [Brooklyn Aquarium] [Napoleon's Freedom Flight] [Japanese Garden]

[Botanic Gardens] [Coney Island] [Halloween] [WTC 911 Moonscape] [Mammals] [Dinosaurs] [Armory Art]

[NYC Subway] [Brooklyn Zoo] [Eyes] [Bronze Beauties] [Bonsai & Orchids] [Central Park Zoo]

[Dinosaur Diorama] [Birds at the Museum] [Doggie Snow Play] [More Bronze Beauties] [Baboon Zoo Baby]

[Cherry Blossoms] [A Bug's Eye View] [Butterfly Smorgasbord] [Gorillas of the Bronx] [Da Bronx Zoo]

[Rose Drops] [Frisbee Frolics] [Viagra Corpse Flower] [High Rise Brooklyn Boids] [Ice Age Mammals]

[Park Slope Brooklyn]

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Unless otherwise stipulated, photos and text copyright Michael G. Leventhal