Tenth grade students from Hancock Central School hold up a 3-by-14 foot banner displaying ?KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK? and signed by the then 3rd graders, faculty and other students.
The banner was taped to donations sent to Soldiers working 18-hour shifts supporting rescue and recovery efforts at ?Ground Zero? following the World Trade Center attacks in 2001.
The banner was returned nearly seven years later by retired Sgt. 1st Class Delbert Higgins, 42nd Infantry ?Rainbow? Division during a school wide 9-11 Remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11, 2008.
Higgins kept his promise to say thank you to roughly 35 youngsters who demonstrated concern and ultimately motivated Soldiers during a difficult time.
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NY National Guard In the News
WTEN -- Thu, 21 May 2015
National Guard honors military forces ahead of Memorial Day (Video)
LATHAM, N.Y. (NEWS10) -- The New York National Guard conducted a pre-Memorial Day ceremony honoring military members who have died while serving their nation.
Army.mil -- Thu, 21 May 2015
New York Command Sergeant Major to receive Medal of Honor for World War I hero
LATHAM, N.Y. (May 20, 2015) -- New York Army National Guardsman, Louis Wilson, has done a lot in a 39-year career.
Associated Press -- Thu, 21 May 2015
NY National Guard holding annual Memorial Day ceremony
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York National Guard will be conducting a pre-Memorial Day ceremony honoring military members who have died while serving their nation.