November 20, 2004
For this year's trip, we joined the 61st and 125th NY for their traditional morning ceremony at the National Cemetery, planting U.S. and State flags at each of the 847 graves for the men of the Empire State. We held our own ceremony at the monument to the original 67th NY and then marched in the parade, just managing to finish before the rain began. Saturday night's dinner at the Fairfiled Inn was a little different as we were entertained by local living historian and period magician, Joe Kerrigan. We also had a straggler in our ranks...Mike Dawes of the 9th TX Infantry. Fortunately he did us the favor of playing a Union Zouave for the weekend.