November 22 - 23, 2019
We returned to Gettysburg for our 22nd Remembrance Day and our first time with our new Commanding Officer, Captain Tom Demaria, leading the Company. For those arriving early on Friday, we joined our now Gettysburg resident, Ron Ottone, on one of his tours of the battlefield. This time we covered a small portion of the First Day's fighting. Friday night, we had our big dinner at the Garryownen that included our Special Guest, Carol Niessing, and special entertainment provided by our own Dennis Phelps & Max Rowland. We hit a snag on Saturday morning when we found the gates to Culp's Hill inexplicably shut not only to us but all the other regiments wishing to pay their annual homage to the original regiments. Fortunately, a passing Ranger did let us in and we placed wreaths at our monument and that of the 65th NY. The Captain presented the Medal of the Army of the Potomac to our Ord. Sergeant, Bill Hohnhorst, and campaign medals to our Commissary Crew. Thankfully, Mother Nature held off the rain until after the parade. On Saturday night, we dined for the first time in the new lodge at the Ski Liberty at a place called the Eagle & Owl.
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