CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Jan. 11, 2010: The 206th birthday of America’s first United States Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is set to be marked today in New York City.
For another year, CaribWorldNews is teaming up with the Bowling Green Association’s Arthur Piccolo to celebrate Hamilton and the land of his birth.
The event will include the raising of the St. Kitts and Nevis flag in New York’s financial district in Bowling Green, Manhattan. This will be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Hamilton’s tomb side at the Trinity Church yard.
The wreath is provided annually by John Herzog, founder of the financial museum of New York.
Hamilton was born on January 11, 1757 on the Caribbean island of Nevis. He is considered America’s greatest immigrant as despite his humble birth, he became a Founding Father of America and chief of staff to General George Washington during the American Revolution. Hee was also one of America’s first lawyers, and wrote half of the Federalist Papers, a primary source for Constitutional interpretation. Hamilton was killed in a duel by Vice President Aaron Burr. He died on July 12, 1804.