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Hudson Valley celebrates Presidents day

From left, Mike McGurty, Grant Miller and Chad

From left, Mike McGurty, Grant Miller and Chad Johnson -- all employees with the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site -- show how Revolutionary War soldiers marched in alignment during a Presidents Day celebration at the park. (Feb. 18, 2013) Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

New Windsor and Newburgh were among the many Hudson Valley communities sponsoring events to celebrate the Presidents Day weekend. (Feb. 18, 2012)

From left, Mike McGurty, Grant Miller and Chad
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

From left, Mike McGurty, Grant Miller and Chad Johnson -- all employees with the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site -- show how Revolutionary War soldiers marched in alignment during a Presidents Day celebration at the park. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Re-enactors fire muskets during a Presidents Day celebration
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Re-enactors fire muskets during a Presidents Day celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Crowds gather as re-enactors march and fire their
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Crowds gather as re-enactors march and fire their muskets during a Presidents Day celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Mike McGurty, an employee of the New Windsor
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Mike McGurty, an employee of the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, shows children how to handle a musket at the park during a Presidents Day celebration. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Mike McGurty, an employee with the New Windsor
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Mike McGurty, an employee with the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, explains how a cannon fires during during a Presidents Day celebration. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Members of the New York 5th Regiment fire
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Members of the New York 5th Regiment fire shots during a Presidents Day celebration at George Washington's former military headquarters in Newburgh. (Feb. 18, 2013)

A re-enactor shows off a cannon ball during
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

A re-enactor shows off a cannon ball during a Presidents Day celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Mike McGurty, an employee with the New Windsor
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Mike McGurty, an employee with the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site, fires a historic cannon during a Presidents Day celebration. (Feb. 18, 2013)

People gather around a cannon to learn more
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People gather around a cannon to learn more about how it was used in the Revolutionary War during a Presidents Day celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. (Feb. 18, 2013)

People listen to a presentation on the mechanics
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People listen to a presentation on the mechanics of fighting in a war using the historical muskets during a Presidents Day celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Examples of herbal medicine common during the Revolutionary
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Examples of herbal medicine common during the Revolutionary War are on display during a Presidents Day celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Volunteers show a British Brown Bess, a second-model,
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Volunteers show a British Brown Bess, a second-model, .75-caliber weapon made in England and used during the Revolutionary War, during a Presidents Day celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Children are given wooden replicas shaped like the
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Children are given wooden replicas shaped like the historical weapons and shown how to handle them during a Presidents Day celebration at the New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site. (Feb. 18, 2013)

George Washington, played by John Koopman III of
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

George Washington, played by John Koopman III of Colchester, Conn., enters the room during a celebration of his birthday at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh. (Feb. 18, 2013)

People learn about the Revolutionary War during a
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

People learn about the Revolutionary War during a presentation at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh. (Feb. 18, 2013)

George Washington, played by John Koopman III of
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

George Washington, played by John Koopman III of Colchester, Conn., cuts a birthday cake decorated with the words "Happy Birthday George" during a celebration of Presidents Day at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh. (Feb. 18, 2013)

Bill Wieneckke of Mahopac watches and listens as
Photo Credit: Caylena Cahill

Bill Wieneckke of Mahopac watches and listens as members of the New York 5th Regiment explain the uniforms and gear used during the Revolutionar War during a Presidents Day celebration at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh. (Feb. 18, 2013)

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