Year in Review
The year kicked off with the Mifflin Guard School of the Soldier at the Kingston Armory in Wilkes-Barre, PA where we fortuitously greeted home the returning 109th Pennsylvania Field Artillery from Iraq. The biggest event in 2005 arrived early in the calendar with a 10-hour ride to Appomattox, VA for the 140th Anniversary of the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. In the Spring, we added a new school in Merrick and returned for a second time to Smithtown Historical Society and three-day Syosset program. We added two new venues for our Living Histories: Miller Place and Three Village Historical Society. In July, we had a grand time at the Living History program in Gettysburg and, later that same month, undoubtedly came the high point of the season that was the 3rd Annual Civil War Reenactment at OBVR where all the elements (weather, crowds, attendance, battles, entertainment) fell into place so perfectly that all future events would be measured against it. In the fall, we helped in the rededication of a G.A.R. monument in Roslyn. And we closed out the season with trips to Cedar Creek and Remembrance Day where Ed Yaw, direct descendant of one of the original soldiers, joined us. Lastly, this year was unique in that at every event in our calendar we did not receive one drop of rain!