West Point Honors Hudson River Quadricentennial

By Master Sgt. Dean Welch/West Point DCommJune 8, 2009

Spc. Frankie Fraguda, West Point Military Police Co., salutes the Half Moon as it sails past West Point on Sunday, June 7, 2009.  The Half Moon, a replica of the ship Henry Hudson sailed up the river in 1609 on his exploration, led a procession of ships re-tracing Hudson's route up the river that bears his name.  West Point rendered a 15-gun salute from Trophy Point before the crew of the ship returned the favor.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Frankie Fraguda, West Point Military Police Co., salutes the Half Moon as it sails past West Point on Sunday, June 7, 2009. The Half Moon, a replica of the ship Henry Hudson sailed up the river in 1609 on his exploration, led a procession of ships re-tracing Hudson's route up the river that bears his name. West Point rendered a 15-gun salute from Trophy Point before the crew of the ship returned the favor. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Dean Welch/West Point DComm) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Half Moon is seen through the salute of a West Point Military Policeman on Sunday, June 7, 2009, as it passes West Point.  The Half Moon led a procession of ships north from New York City as it re-created Henry Hudson's trip up the river that now bears his name.  The salute battery fired a 15-gun salute from Trophy Point.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Half Moon is seen through the salute of a West Point Military Policeman on Sunday, June 7, 2009, as it passes West Point. The Half Moon led a procession of ships north from New York City as it re-created Henry Hudson's trip up the river that now bears his name. The salute battery fired a 15-gun salute from Trophy Point. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Dean Welch/West Point DComm) VIEW ORIGINAL
A 75 mm Pack Howitzer is fired on Sunday, June 7, 2009, as the Half Moon passes West Point during the Hudson River Quadricentennial.  The Half Moon, a replica of the ship that Henry Hudson sailed up the river that now bears his name, led a  procession re-tracing the explorer's voyage in 1609.  The West Point Military Police Co. served as the salute battery and fired a 15-gun salute to the flotilla.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A 75 mm Pack Howitzer is fired on Sunday, June 7, 2009, as the Half Moon passes West Point during the Hudson River Quadricentennial. The Half Moon, a replica of the ship that Henry Hudson sailed up the river that now bears his name, led a procession re-tracing the explorer's voyage in 1609. The West Point Military Police Co. served as the salute battery and fired a 15-gun salute to the flotilla. (Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Dean Welch/DComm) VIEW ORIGINAL