Pomeroy Foundation 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2023
Tom Donahue, President,
1814 Commemoration Inc. Secures "Special Interest Grant" from the Esteemed William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the 25th Anniversary of Battle of Plattsburgh Commemorations
(Plattsburgh, NY) 1814 Commemoration Inc. is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a "Special Interest Grant" from the nationally renowned William G. Pomeroy Foundation. This grant will play a pivotal role in supporting the upcoming 25th Anniversary of the continuous Battle of Plattsburgh Commemorations. President Tom Donahue expressed his gratitude, stating, "This marks the fourth grant we have received from the foundation. The unwavering support extended by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation has been instrumental in our ability to present this historic event to our community.
The Foundation supports our “Living History” approach to presenting the life and times as they appeared in 1814, ” Donahue said. “It is an honor to partner with such a prestigious organization as we celebrate 25 remarkable years of the BOP Commemorations right here in Plattsburgh."
The highly anticipated 25th Anniversary of celebrating the Battle of Plattsburgh Commemorations will take place from September 7th to 11th. The event promises a multitude of engaging activities, concerts, authentic reenactments, a parade, and various other 1814-themed activities.
Notably, Thursday night's program will feature a concert presented by The United States Navy Band Northeast, while the acclaimed Glengarry Bhoys will grace the stage on Friday night for an outdoor concert, culminating in a grand fireworks display.
As the event draws near, 1814 Commemoration Inc. eagerly anticipates the profound impact of this year's event on the community, fostering a deeper appreciation for the significant historical legacy of the Battle of Plattsburgh.
For more information and a complete schedule of events visit 1814inc.com. About 1814 Commemoration Inc. 1814 Commemoration Inc., a 501(C)3 nonprofit was established in 2020 by a dedicated group of long-time Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration volunteers.
Their mission is to present an annual Commemoration of the September 11, 1814 Battle of Plattsburgh to raise awareness about local history. About William G. Pomeroy Foundation The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private grant-making foundation established in 2005. The Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis.
To date, the Foundation has funded over 1,100 roadside markers and plaques nationwide. Visit: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/