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Friday, November 11, 2005

Veteran's Day In The Mohawk Valley

While we need to honor all vets in the Mohawk Valley, special honor needs to be paid to those citizen soldiers who secured our freedom from the British in the American Revolution. The Mohawk Valley suffered immensely during the Revolution, with hundreds of homes and barns burned, crops and livestock destroyed and civilians and soldiers taken captive or killed. Walter Edmonds book Drums Along The Mohawk while fiction was based on a great deal of historical research and portrays better than any book the hardships faced by the inhabitants of the valley during the Revolution.

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