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Watervliet Arsenal celebrates 200 years

Region’s leaders gather to recognize vital role

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy has a few words to say in the Historic Big Gun Shop, Building 110, at the Watervliet Arsenal in a Covenant Signing Ceremony on Tuesday morning that  honored the arsenal's 200 years of proud and professional support to our military.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy has a few words to say in the Historic Big Gun Shop, Building 110, at the Watervliet Arsenal in a Covenant Signing Ceremony on Tuesday morning that honored the arsenal's 200 years of proud and professional support to our military.
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The Watervliet Arsenal celebrated its 200th anniversary on Tuesday with local, state and federal legislative and military officials coming together for a covenant signing ceremony. As the anniversary approached, the arsenal was forced to cancel many celebrations because of budget constraints. However, it was important for the arsenal to keep the covenant signing scheduled as planned. It was the first time the arsenal held a covenant signing since 2008, when Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings held ...

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