Honoring America's First Veterans
The Fishkill Supply Depot Historic Site is a Veterans based effort, joined by Historians and Patriotic Citizens of the Hudson Valley, to create a Historic Park for New York’s Revolutionary War-era Fishkill Supply Depot and its Military Cemetery.
A BIT OF BACKGROUND
Behind the Scenes
The Fishkill Supply Depot Historic Site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior on 21 January, 1974 at the original site first established by General George Washington in 1776 as the principle supply depot for the Continental Army.
The Fishkill Supply Depot Historic Site was one of the largest, continuously operated military bases of the American Revolution. As a Veterans led organization we are committed to the establishment of a National Military park at the original site, the protection and preservation of the original site, and Federal protection for the military cemetery on site where hundreds of Americas First Veterans lay buried in unmarked graves.
ESTABLISHED BY GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON
One of the largest military bases in America from 1776 - 1783
THE VALLEY FORGE OF NEW YORK
The Continental Army spent two winters at the Fishkill Supply Depot
AMERICA'S FIRST VETERANS
One of the largest Revolutionary War Military Cemeteries
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"
Remembering the Service and Sacrifice of our First Veterans through Veteran led Protection and Preservation efforts
Expanding the Research and Understanding of the Fishkill Supply Depot Historic Site
Supporting efforts that will lead to the establishment of a permanent military park that honors the Veterans that once served and now lay buried at this site
- Veterans DayWed, Nov 11Fishkill Supply Depot Burial GroundNov 11, 2020, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PMFishkill Supply Depot Burial Ground, 197 Van Wyck Lake Rd, Fishkill, NY 12524, USAVeterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable)
- Surrender at YorktownMon, Oct 19Yorktown Battlefield Colonial National HOct 19, 2020, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PMYorktown Battlefield Colonial National H, 1000 Colonial Pkwy, Yorktown, VA 23690, USAOn October 19, 1781, British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army of some 8,000 men to General George Washington at Yorktown, giving up any chance of winning the Revolutionary War
- Independence DaySat, Jul 04Valley Forge National Historical ParkJul 04, 2020, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMValley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia, PA 19406, USAIndependence Day (colloquially the Fourth of July or July 4th) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, on July 4, 1776
- Memorial DayMon, May 25Fishkill Supply Depot Burial GroundMay 25, 2020, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMFishkill Supply Depot Burial Ground, 197 Van Wyck Lake Rd, Fishkill, NY 12524, USAMemorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is now observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day having been observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1970
- Armed Forces DaySat, May 16Fishkill Supply Depot Burial GroundMay 16, 2020, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMFishkill Supply Depot Burial Ground, 197 Van Wyck Lake Rd, Fishkill, NY 12524, USAMany Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States' armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May
- A Revolution begins - A Nation is bornSun, Apr 19Minute Man National Historical ParkApr 19, 2020, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PMMinute Man National Historical Park, 174 Liberty St, Concord, MA 01742, USAAt Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors.