SLEEPY HOLLOW--The 89th New York Guard Band, led by Capt. Douglas Hedwig, marches into place at the 91st Annual 1st Provisional Regiment, NY Guard memorial service to honor forty original New York Guard volunteers who died of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic while on state active duty guarding New York's aqueduct system.
Today's New York Guard honors the memory of those volunteers each year with a ceremony at the New York Guard Memorial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The New York Guard is one of the components of the New York Military Forces. Unlike the New York National Guard the New York Guard cannot be federalized and serves only within the boundaries of New York State.
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NY 1 -- Sun, 12 Jan 2020 New York National Guard Troops Prepare for Middle East Deployment STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Members of the New York National Guard said goodbye to loved ones Saturday as they prepare for deployment to the Middle East.
WRGB -- Sat, 11 Jan 2020 National Guard soldiers deploy from Capital Region at Siena College ceremony LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) Today 200 New York National Guard soldiers said goodbye to their loved ones at a deployment ceremony at Siena College. News10 was there and spoke to one mother... (more)
Spectrum News -- Sat, 11 Jan 2020 New York's National Guard 42nd Infantry Prepares for Deployment to the Middle East Eighty New York National Guard soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division said goodbye to family members as they prepare for deployment to the Middle East. Soldiers and their families... (more)