General von Steuben Day in the United States

In honour of General von Steuben, the parade in the United States (German-American Day)

September 19, 2015

The Prußian Military Commander who came to U.S, served as a Major General of the Continental Army and helped General Washington in the Revolutionary war. General von Steuben is also known to have built the foundation of U.S NCO. His training book ‘Blue Book’ is still considered as a strategic disciplinary training book in the US Army.

                          general-von-steubenGeneral von Steuben training the US Army at Valley Forge 1778 ©The NCO Journal of the US Army/Army news service

Every years in the U.S the third Saturday (close to the birthday of General von Steuben 17 September 1730) is celebrated as a day of honouring the Prußian Commander in US Continental Army General von Steuben. The day is also called German-American Day*

 

                                            1-General von Steuben parade in New York City September 2015The New York City Police Department. September 19. 2015 ©New York Police Department of General von Steuben Association

 

                        6-General von Steuben parade in New York City September 2015The New York City Police Department, NYC September 19. 2015 ©NYPD General von Steuben Association

 

              7-General von Steuben parade in New York City September 2015 The New York City Police Department, September 19. 2015 ©NYPD General von Steuben Association

                         9-General von Steuben parade in New York City September 2015The Police Department of New City. September 19. 2015 ©NYPD General von Steuben Association

There were Military and Law-Enforcement from both US and Germany: including the German High Command in North America, the German language department of U.S Armed-Forces, die Bundespolizei from Germany, the New Jersey and New York City Police Department,  the New York City Fire Department and the Representative from German Embassy.

                        10-General von Steuben parade in New York City September 2015The German Armed-Forces, NYC September 19. 2015 ©NYPD General von Steuben Association

 

3-General von Steuben parade in New York City September 2015The German language department of US Army. NYC September 19. 2015 ©NYPD General von Steuben Association

 

Also at this year’s event there were over twenty organizations from Deutschland and Osterreich that took part in the parade. There were as well several high level Official from Germany and U.S.

 

                    8-General von Steuben parade in New York City September 2015Law-Enforcement from U.S and Germany. NYC September 19. 2015 ©NYPD General von Steuben Association

 

             4-General von Steuben parade in New York City September 2015The Fire Department of NYC  September 19. 2015 ©NYPD General von Steuben Association

 

Watch the General von Steuben parade in New York City, September 19 2015

Please see also:

An article from US Army on Blue Book

The celebration of German-American Military Partnership since 18th century-1

 

 

*September and October are called the German-American months in the United States. In addition to von Steuben Day in September (German-American Day) there is a German-American Day, proclaimed by the U.S President every year on October 6th.

 

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