New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Honor of Evacuation Day
On November 25, 1783, at 1PM, the last British flag still flying in the newly Independent American colonies, near this site at Fort George, was removed by John Van Arsdale, who climbed the flag pole which had been greased by the British, removed their flag and replaced it with the Stars & Stripes, formally ending British occupation of these United States.
General George Washington led these ceremonies that took place that day at Bowling Green to mark this historic occasion. In the 200 years since, the British have become our strongest allies.
Plaque a gift of Heine Geduld, Inc.
March 28, 1996
Erected 1996 by Heine Geduld, Inc.
Location. 40° 42.329′ N, 74° 0.808′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Broadway, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located just north of Bowling Green. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 175th Anniversary of Greek Independence (a few steps from this marker); Cunard Building (a few steps from this marker); 26 Broadway (a few steps from this marker); Bowling Green / Sports Museum of America (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Makemie (within shouting distance of this marker); George T. Delacorte (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowling Green (within shouting distance of this marker); McComb Mansion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
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