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Highland Falls in Orange County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Iranian Hostage Reunion

 
 
Hostage Reunion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. Hostage Reunion Marker
Inscription. On January 25, 1981 fifty-two Americans were reunited with their families and nation after 444 days as hostages in Iran. Enroute to the U.S.M.A., West Point they were the recipients of an outpouring of love from people of the Hudson Valley and a “Hometown, U.S.A.” reception by Highland Falls bedecked in yellow ribbons-symbolic of welcome to those who have returned.

This plaque is dedicated to that spirit of patriotism to the eight brave young men who earlier lost their lives attempting to rescue the hostages, and to all who have risked or lost their lives for freedom.
 
Location. 41° 22.384′ N, 73° 57.833′ W. Marker is in Highland Falls, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on West Point Hwy, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the median between West Point Hwy and Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Highland Falls NY 10928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Army Mule (here, next to this marker); Abrams Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Molly Corbin (within shouting distance of this marker); Warner Sisters (about 300 feet away, measured
Marker on West Point Hwy. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Marker on West Point Hwy.
in a direct line); Andre Cavaro Lucas (about 500 feet away); USMA Iraq and Afghanistan Deaths (about 500 feet away); The Long Gray Line (about 600 feet away); Buttermilk Falls (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
Categories. Notable EventsPatriots & Patriotism
 
Marker at West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. Marker at West Point
The marker is located across the street from the West Point Visitor Center. The West Point Museum can be seen in the background of the photo.
 
 
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