First Allies Program to Receive Award from Fort Stanwix National Monument
Contact: Debbie Conway, 315-336-3113
(Rome, New York) – On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 1:30p.m. Fort Stanwix National Monument Superintendent Debbie Conway will present The President’s Volunteer Service Award to the Oneida Indian Nations’ First Allies Living History program. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is given to groups and individuals who have contributed 4,000 or more of volunteer time. The First Allies Living Program has donated over 11, 300 hours of time primary to Fort Stanwix National Monument, but has also provided service to Valley Forge National Historical Park, Fort Necessity National Historical Park, Springfield Armory National Historical Park, Saratoga National Historical Park and Grant’s Tomb.
Did You Know?
Out of the approximately 2,000 people who attacked Fort Schuyler/Stanwix, under the command of the British officer Barry St. Leger, only about 200 of them were actually British Regular troops, or "red coats." The rest were a combination of British allied colonists, Indians, and German Regulars. More...