Over 60 PERSONS SALUTE GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY AT THE JACOB PURDY HOUSE. CHANGING OF THE GUARD

 

 

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PART OF THE GATHERING OF CITIZENS AT THE WHITE PLAINS ┬áHISTORICAL SOCIETY GEORGE WASHINGTON’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SUNDAY AFTERNOON. OVER 60 PERSONS GATHERED TO REFLECT ON THE NATION’S FIRST PRESIDENT.WHO ACTUALLY STAYED AND CONDUCTED STRATEGY ON THE BATTLE OF WHITE PLAINS IN THIS VERY HOUSE.

 

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AN HONOR GUARD OF “CONTINENTALS” MARCHED TO THE FLAGPOLE TO RAISE THE COLORS

 

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RAND SCHOLET, FOUNDER OF THE ALEXANDER HAMILTON AWARENESS SOCIETY GAVE TWO 45-MINUTE PRESENTATIONS SHOWING THE ROLE ALEXANDER HAMILTON PLAYED AS PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON’S “INDISPENSABLE PARTNER.” MR. SCHOLET NOTING THAT PURDY HOUSE WAS OVERFLOWING WITH LISTENERS, ┬áDELIVERED HIS TALK AND SLIDE SHOW TWICE SO ALL COULD ENJOY THE PRESENTATION. HE PRESENTED A GRAPH COMPARING THE TIMES OTHER MEMBERS OF WASHINGTON’S CABINET SPENT WORKING WITH PRESIDENT WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON SPENT THE MOST OF ANY. SCHOLET ALSO POINTED OUT THE BITTER FEUD BETWEEN HAMILTON AND THOMAS JEFFERSON THAT WASHINGTON SCOLDED BOTH MEN FOR NOT BEING MORE RESPECTFUL OF EACH OTHER’S VIEWS.

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JOHN VORPERIAN, RIGHT, SERVED AS MASTER OF CEREMONIES AND RECOGNIZED ROBERT HOCH, LEFT FOR HIS NINE YEARS OF SERVICE AS PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY. MR. VOPERIAN IS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY. VORPERIAN ANNOUNCED THE CITY WOULD BE HOLDING A READING OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AT THE ARMORY IN JUNE, DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED, IN RECOGNITION OF THE CITY’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS BEING INCORPORATED AS A CITY.

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