Year in Review
Our 2021 season was a half-empty/half-full kind of year. With loosening restrictions, we began meeting in person in March, resumed full drilling in May, and attended events in the Fall. Our very first ‘event’ was an Armed Forces Day ceremony at St. John’s in Oakdale. We got back on the road for the first time in two years for the annual Living History and Monroe Village upstate, an event we last attended exactly twenty years ago. Next up was our first ever participation at the annual Brookhaven Country Fair at the Longwood Estate with the 30th Virginia where we had excellent weather and public interest as well as sharing the stage for the first time with a RevWar group, the 3rd New York. Most important, we held our Civil War Weekend at the Grange for the first time in two years, shifting to October due to scheduling conflicts. Our return to Gettysburg and the Remembrance Day parade was a joy for us all and we capped off the season with the return to St. John’s Episcopal Church for their Christmas celebrations. Unfortunately, we had no school programs but we’re all hoping that will resume next season for our 25th year.