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

Iran Hostages

 
 
Iran Hostages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 15, 2009
1. Iran Hostages Marker
Inscription. Fifty-two Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days were reunited with their families on January 25, 1981.

On route to the local Thayer Hotel they were accorded a grand patriotic outpouring of admiration and respect by the local community resulting in the "Hometown U.S.A." designation.
 
Erected 2006 by the Thayer Hotel and the Local Development Corporation.
 
Location. 41° 21.961′ N, 73° 57.954′ W. Marker is in Highland Falls, New York, in Orange County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling south. 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. Benjamin J. Havens (here, next to this marker); Harriman Family (here, next to this marker); Church of the Holy Innocents (within shouting distance of this marker); John Burroughs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highlands World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highlands War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freedom Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highland Falls World War II Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highland Falls.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Events
 
Iran Hostages Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 15, 2009
2. Iran Hostages Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 776 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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