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

Freedom Road

 
 
Freedom Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
1. Freedom Road Marker
Inscription.
The route traveled by the
52 American hostages from
Stewart Airport to West
Point after their release
from captivity in Iran
January 25, 1981.

 
Erected by New York State.
 
Location. 41° 22.132′ N, 73° 57.918′ W. Marker is in Highland Falls, New York, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of West Point Hwy and Veterans Way, on the right when traveling north on West Point Hwy. Touch for map. 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. Highlands War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Highlands World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Highlands Korea & Vietnam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Highland Falls World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Burroughs (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Anniversary of Highland Falls (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citizenís National Bank (about 600 feet away); Buttermilk Falls (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
Related marker. Click here for
Marker in West Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2008
2. Marker in West Point
52 Americans, who were held hostage by Iranian militants for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, passed this point when they finally returned home to America.
another marker that is related to this marker. Another marker along the route taken by the hostages.
 
Also see . . .  The Hostage Crisis in Iran. Jimmy Carter Library & Museum. (Submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,176 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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