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By Bill Coughlin, May 20, 2012
100th Anniversary of Highland Falls Marker
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — 100th Anniversary of Highland Falls
Dedicated to The Village of Highland Falls on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of incorporation 1906 – 2006 We respectfully remember our past, celebrate our present and begin our future Joseph E. D’Onofrio, Mayor Trustees Harold . . . — Map (db m55526) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Abrams Gate — Named in Honor of General Creighton W. Abrams — U.S. Military Academy Class of 1936
Born September 15, 1914       Died September 4, 1974 A hard-fighting World War II tank battalion commander, General Abrams led armored forces through France, relieved encircled American soldiers at Bastogne, and spearheaded . . . — Map (db m20013) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — All Services Guardian Angel
The Cadet Honor Code A Cadet will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do. Alma Mater Hail, Alma Mater, dear! To us be ever near. Help us thy motto bear, thru’ all the years. Let duty be well performed, honor be e’er untarned, . . . — Map (db m103706) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Andre Cavaro Lucas
Medal of Honor awarded to Andre Cavaro Lucas Lieutenant Colonel, Infantry for action at Fire Support Base Ripcord Republic of Vietnam, 1 to 23 July 1970 “ . . . Lieutenant Colonel Lucas . . . performed numerous acts of extraordinary . . . — Map (db m60240) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Benjamin J. Havens — 1789 -1877 — Proprietor, Benny Havens Tavern
Originally located on Homestaed Avenue, later moved to the banks of the Hudson. Generations of West Point Cadets enjoyed the congenial atmosphere at the off-limits tavern run by Benny Havens. Here they could relax, unwind and spend some time . . . — Map (db m20016) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Benny Havens
Tavern owner of USMA cadet fame buried at this site. Marker inscribed with song title tribute. 1789-1877   O & R Utilities — Map (db m54840) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Buffalo Soldiers
African-American units of the 9th and 10th Cavalry quartered at West Point in 1907, grew to over 100 skilled and disciplined men who trained the cadets. Considered the first “colored regulars” at West Point. Many local men served in . . . — Map (db m58559) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Buttermilk Falls
At the foot of this lane at Buttermilk Falls, was the Headquarters of General Israel Putnam, Commander in the Highlands 1779 — Map (db m18273) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Capt. Molly Corbin
Revolutionary War heroine, called “Molly Pitcher” who manned the cannon when her husband was killed in battle. Molly was also badly wounded and lived in various homes while recuperating from her own wounds. Originally buried on the . . . — Map (db m20040) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Captain Molly
Margaret Corbin, heroine of the Battle of Fort Washington, passed her last days on the former J.P. Morgan Eastate, near here. — Map (db m54841) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Church of the Holy Innocents — Circa 1840's
Built "To the Honour and Glory of God, Amen" by Prof. R. W. Weir - named after his children. — Map (db m20014) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Citizen’s National Bank
First bank in community – located on the main floor of this building 1908 — Map (db m55524) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Freedom Road
The route traveled by the 52 American hostages from Stewart Airport to West Point after their release from captivity in Iran January 25, 1981. — Map (db m11713) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Harriman Family
Edward Harriman was a railroad magnate who donated land for Harriman State Park. His son, William Averell, was a noted public servant and diplomat, whose contributions include serving as the chief overseas administrator of lend-lease, and Ambassador . . . — Map (db m54854) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Highland Falls World War II Memorial
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for God and Country World War II Elmer Blake • Harold D. Bock • Concetta Costagna • Charles W. Erichson • Raymond J. Flanders • Leon Harer, Jr. • M. Joseph Hogan • John J. Monahan • Joseph F. . . . — Map (db m52878) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Highlands Korea & Vietnam Memorial
In honor of the men and women of the Town of Highlands who served our country during the Korean Conflict Jun. 27, 1950 to Jan. 31, 1955 and the Vietnam Era Aug. 5, 1964 to May 7, 1975 — Map (db m52880) WM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Highlands War Memorial
In honor of the men and women of the Town of Highlands who served our country under God in war and peace. To the memory of those who died to preserve our freedom. — Map (db m52881) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Highlands World War I Memorial
World War 1917 – 1918 Dedicated to the men from the town of Highlands who died that this nation might live. — Map (db m52879) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Iran Hostages
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 . . . — Map (db m20015) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Iranian Hostage Reunion
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 . . . — Map (db m7435) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — John Burroughs
April 3, 1837 – March 29, 1921 As a young man, the poet- naturalist taught school near this spot. Here he wrote his poem “Waiting”. — Map (db m52715) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — The Army Mule
Since 1899 the mule has been the West Point mascot promoting the spirit of the Corps of Cadets. Mules were very important to the Army in the late 1800s through World War I. While not regular cavalry mounts, mules were used extensively to pull supply . . . — Map (db m7434) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — The Long Gray Line
In honor of the Long Gray Line of the United States Military Academy serving our nation since 1802 Sponsored by Thomas B. Dyer ’67 • Edward C. Meyer ’51 • John A. Hammack ’49 • Denis F. Mullance ’52 • Theodore G. Stroup Jr. ’62 and Highland Falls . . . — Map (db m54851) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Union Cemetery War Memorial
In memory of our dead heroes soldiers, sailors and marines of all wars.               U.S.A. — Map (db m54867) HM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — USMA Iraq and Afghanistan Deaths
In honor of the first male and female graduates of the United States Military Academy killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Global War on Terrorism Iraq CPT James F. Adamouski ’95           2 April 2003 2LT Emily J. T. Perez ’05   . . . — Map (db m54994) WM
New York (Orange County), Highland Falls — Warner Sisters
After the death of their father, Susan (1819-1885) and Ann (1824-1915) Warner lived and worked on Constitution Island on the Hudson, gardening, writing popular books and famous song “Jesus Loves Me.” They regularly administered to the . . . — Map (db m29866) HM

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