13 JUNE 2011 ...SIX Years ago - a day that will live in celebration when the FIRST book about FORT MYER was published. The release of "Images of America - Fort Myer" was and is a groundbreaking achievement in documenting US Army history. As one of the original defenses of Washington during the Civil War when it was known as Fort Whipple, the installation is still on the mission of defending the Capital City of Washington DC. Carved from the 1,100 acres of the Custis-Lee estate, the post shares a common wall with Arlington National Cemetery - the shrine to the country's military and their service and sacrifices.
A Historic Post of Distinctive InnovationThe book chronicles the first one hundred years of this historic US Army post that has been the center of innovation while also a showcase for the cavalry (some 1,500 horses once were stationed among the acres), home to the Buffalo Soldiers (both the 9th and 10th Cavalry were garrisoned on post). Among other notable innovations and milestones include:
- Origins of military aviation
- Long distance telephone service
- Trans-oceanic & continental radio communication (the Three Sisters)
- National Weather Service established
- Location of acceptance and approval for the remarkable vehicle known as the "JEEP"
Current GarrisonCurrently, the post is home to the US Army's top two ceremonial units - The US Army Band - "Pershing's Own" and the oldest infantry unit - 3d Infantry - "The Old Guard". Their missions include ceremonial support for Arlington National Cemetery, which is adjacent to Fort Myer. And since 06 APR 1948, when the Regiment was re-activated, it has provided sentinels to guard "The Tomb of the Unknown"
About the Book "Images of America - Fort Myer"The book contains over 200 historical photographs, maps, and illustrations complemented by a rare first found/published note from Abraham Lincoln which is all augmented with descriptive text.
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DO YOU HAVE THE BOOK? GET THE BOOK! THE SHIPPING IS FREE!The price of the book is $21.99 (plus tax if you live in Virginia) In celebration of that anniversary, was for one week only (07-JUN-2017 until 13-JUN-2017) an author autographed copy may be obtained with FREE SHIPPING! IT'S OVER !!! HOWEVER, You can still get an author autographed copy of the book and pay the nominal Shipping & Handling charge.