On Friday Night April 16, 2010 Yuengling was honored to be the Official Beer Sponsor the the United States Field Artillery's Annual Saint Barbara's Day Ball at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York. The Field Artillery Branch, as part of the U.S. Army, was founded in 1775. The Field Artillery has been "Creating the Thunder" since 1775 and America's Oldest Brewery, was honored to be a part of their annual celebrations.
The Order of Saint Barbara is a Military Honor Society for the U.S. Army Field Artillery and Air Defense Artillery. Saint Barbara is known as the Patron Saint of Artillerymen. The event was attended by the many Officers and NCO's of the West Point Field Artillery branch, their guests, and also the many Senior Cadets of West Point who have chosen to branch to the artillery service. The event included the time honored Grog Ceremony and also the Punchbowl Ceremony, in which Yuengling was one of the main ingredients. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Major Cherry, who attended to the Punchbowl Ceremony and hosted the entire event. The Molly Pitcher Award was given to 2 Officer's spouses. This award recognizes individuals who have voluntarily contributed in a significant way to the improvement of the Field Artillery Community.
It was a great night of celebration and camaraderie enjoyed by all and we at Yuengling wish all of the best for the soon to be graduating Cadets, NCO's, and Officers as they head to the next stop in their Army careers in keeping our country safe. Cheers to our brave service men and women and their spouses!