Malone, NY- With Veterans Day right around the corner, North Country Community College is encouraging local residents to contribute to a pair of initiatives the college has launched to support veterans. North Country is partnering with Paul Smith’s College to organize a Care Package Donation Drive for veterans, which runs from Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov. 10. Items being accepted for care packages include magazines and pocket-sized mini games, powdered flavor additives, toiletries, protein bars, hard candies, canned meats, instant coffee, Darn Tough socks, and patriotic-themed decorations. Cards and notes thanking veterans for their service are also being collected as part of the drive.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, this event is free for all active and retired military personnel
Ticonderoga, NY – Join Fort Ticonderoga for a one-day living history event on Saturday, November 11 and experience life for captured British soldiers and their families with their harrowing stories as prisoners of war. Following American victories at forts along the Richelieu River in the fall of 1775, British soldiers and their families were caught in a rapidly developing conflict and faced an uncertain future as they were marched south to Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Explore their perspective during this living history event a glimpse into their tenuous situation as prisoners of war, even before American patriots declared independence.
Highlighted programming throughout the day uncovers the complexities of capturing prisoners in this new war and the challenges faced by the once common kindred. Become immersed in details of daily life for British prisoners, from living off Continental Army rations, to travelling on foot and by boat, all under American guard. See how rank and class transcended sides, as officers from the British and Continental Army enjoy the company of their fellow Englishmen, separate from soldiers.
On November 4, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced the Prospect Mountain Veterans Memorial Parkway in Lake George will remain open through Veterans Day with free access. The parkway will close for the 2022 season at 4 p.m. on Friday, November 11.
Please note: The shuttle to the summit of Prospect Mountain is not available at this time. Admission fees to access the highway are temporarily waived.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Fort Ticonderoga will be expressing their appreciation for our servicemen and women on Saturday November 14. The day features a live reenactment of the American Army at Ticonderoga as its soldiers looked forwards towards uncertainty after the defeat of the British on October 28, 1776. Through a dramatic recreation of living history vignettes, visitors will see army officers thank the soldiers for their service and persuade them to reenlist. The soldiers’ life and historic trades programs will highlight the preparations for soldiers marching to General Washington’s aid and the defense of Ticonderoga in the New Year.
This event showcases the efforts which led to the liberty and independence of our nation, allowing us to defend it for generations to come. Virtual visitors from around the globe may tune into Facebook Live as well to watch the dramatic recreation of moments from the American Army at Ticonderoga throughout the day.
“This living history event will highlight the American Army’s trials at Ticonderoga and reflect on the sacrifices which led to victory and independence,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president & CEO. “Our commitment to bringing the dramatic and real story of our past to life through unforgettable programs such as the Continue in the Service…and Save their Country living history event is an opportunity to share with our visitors the importance of Ticonderoga in the founding of America. The digital component allows viewers and supporters from across the globe to experience this event from the comfort of their homes.”
Highlighted programming includes guided tours, on-going historic trades programs, and weapons demonstrations. The full visitor schedule can be found at www.fortticonderoga.org.
Lake George’s Fort William Henry is honoring all active and veteran military personnel as part of its Field of Flags. The annual event continues to commemorate our American military, past and present, for their service and sacrifice.
Located in the center of Lake George, the replica of Fort William Henry is on the footprint of the original 1755 fort. The original Fort William Henry provided a strategic staging ground to protect the inland waterway from attacks from the French. » Continue Reading.
Since 2015, the Department of Environmental Conservation has been making its accessible drive to the summit of Lake George’s Prospect Mountain free for everyone for a short period in the fall in honor of veterans.
Last year, New York State added President’s Weekend and Veterans Day to the existing June free fishing weekend, allowing guests and residents to enjoy angling on the any of the state’s numerous lakes, waters and streams.
Typically, a one-day fishing license for New York State is $5 for residents, and $10 for non-residents – an inexpensive option for the infrequent angler. Other licensing options range from a full week to a year, and priced accordingly. » Continue Reading.
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