• Visitors tour Castle Williams.

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News

New York Today: Ka-Boom! - An August 14, 2013 listing in the New York Times City Room "Today" column leading with photo tells about cannon firing demonstration at the monument's "Artillery Thursday's" program.

On Governors Island, a Blast of Gunpowder with a Whiff of Toast - An August 15, 2013 short, fun feature in the New York Times City Blog by James Barron covering the cannon firing demonstration at the monument's "Artillery Thursday's" program.

From Here You Could Shoot in Every Direction - An August 2012 New York Times article about touring historic Castle Williams.

At Governors Island Reunion, Childhood Bonds Endure - A New York Times article about the August 2012 Coast Guard reunion on Governors Island sponsored by the National Park Service.

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Did You Know?

General John J. Pershing about 1916.

At the start of American entry into World War I and just before leaving Governors Island in May 1917 to lead the 2 million soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force in France, General John J. Pershing (1860-1948) ran uptown into Manhattan to register early for the draft of the very army he was leading to France. He was going to be busy and out of town on draft registration day.