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Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard Powder House Day

April 21, 2018

On Saturday April 21, 2018, the Second Company Governor’s Foot guard will celebrate the 243rd Anniversary of Powder House Day.  Celebrated annually since 1904, the day  commemorates the events of April 22, 1775, when the Second Company, under the command of then “patriot” Captain Benedict Arnold, demanded the keys to the powder house from town officials in order to arm themselves and march to Cambridge to assist our sister colony of Massachusetts at the outset of the War of Independence.
The Men and Women of the Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard would like to invite the members of the Centennial Legion of Historic Military Command to help us to celebrate this important historic event:
  • To participate in the parade, the church service, the stirring demanding of the keys ceremony, and the military review on the historic green; PHDParade2018 Click for details
  • To join us in the evening at the Owenego Beach & Tennis Club in Branford on the picturesque Long Island Sound for our banquet;
  • To support this historic event by taking an ad in our Program Book.
I have attached the Schedule of Events, Information about the Banquet and the form for advertising in our Program Book PDDAdBookLetter2018 (click for details). For more information about Powder House Day, see http://www.footguard.org/chapter2.html.  
Feel free to contact me with any questions.  I hope to see you in New Haven on April 21st. 
Respectfully submitted,
MAJ Richard K. Greenalch, Jr.
67th Commandant
Second Company Governor’s Foot Guard
P.O. Box 9670
New Haven, CT 06536
Cell: 203-444-9838
Home: 203-488-0153
2GFG Website: www.footguard.org 


April 21, 2018