Big flash from the past….
Thirty-five years ago, 52 Americans who were held hostage in Iran touched down at Stewart Airport
By Mid-Hudson News Network | 01/25/2016
[NEW WINDSOR] >> The eyes of the world were on the Hudson Valley 35 years ago, when 52 Americans who had been held hostage in Iran for 444 days returned to U.S. soil by landing at the former Air Force base at Stewart Airport.
On Jan. 25, 1981, five days after being released from captivity, the former hostages walked down the stairs that had been rolled up to the passenger jet, kneeled on the tarmac and kissed American ground for the first time since being taken hostage on Nov. 4, 1979, at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
They flew to Stewart from a U.S. Air Force base in West Germany, their first stop after leaving Iran.
It does pay to remember.