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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?

Garrison Davidson as superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, 1958. Later commander of U.S. First Army, Governors Island 1960-1964.

By the time General Davidson Garrison retired as commander of U.S. First Army on Governors Island in 1964, he had graduated from Stuyvesant High School, played football at West Point, was one of the winningest football coaches at the U.S. Military Academy, and served under the two most demanding generals in the U.S. Army, George S. Patton in World War II and Douglas MacArthur in Korea.