195th BIRTHDAY COMMEMORATION OF PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT

GENERAL GRANT NATIONAL MEMORIAL
The 195th birthday commemoration of President Ulysses S. Grant was held along Riverside Park at Grant’s Tomb in the West Harlem neighborhood of Morningside Heights. This year’s Mistress of Ceremony was Savona Bailey-McClain, Executive Director of the West Harlem Art Fund and Radio Host for State of the Arts NYC heard on WBAI FM Radio. The ceremony was organized by National Park Service, Manhattan Sites in partnership with West Point Academy.

  

 

 

 

 

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace. Ulysses S. Grant

 

 

 

 

There never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. Ulysses S. Grant

  

 

 

 

The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government, it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression, if they are strong enough, whether by withdrawal from it, or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable. Ulysses S. Grant

   

 

 

 

 

 

As soon as slavery fired upon the flag it was felt, we all felt, even those who did not object to slaves, that slavery must be destroyed. We felt that it was a stain to the Union that men should be bought and sold like cattle. Ulysses S. Grant


 

 

 

  

 

 

 

It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training. Ulysses S. Grant

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE COMMEMORATION AUDIO

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN BY MICHELE WONG

 

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