U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone (Released)
ALBANY -- Brigadier General Patrick Murphy, Director of Joint Staff for the New York National Guard (left) and Chaplain (Capt.) Glen Lightfoot, present a wreath at the gravesite of the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur at Albany Rural Cemetery on Oct. 5.
The annual wreath laying event was in honor of the 180th anniversary of his birthday.
President Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vt. and attended Union College in Schenectady and later practiced law in New York City. He also was a member of New York?s State Militia and served as Judge Advocate of the Second Brigade.
In 1881, he was elected as Vice-President on the Republican ticket with James A. Garfield. Upon the death of Garfield, who was slain at a train station in Washington, D.C. Arthur became president in 1881 and served until 1885. He died a year later in 1886.
NY National Guard In the News
Hudson Valley YNN -- Tue, 03 Dec 2013
More than 100 Christmas trees shipped to military families
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. -- For the ninth year in a row, New York Army National Guard Soldiers piled into the Ellms’ Christmas Tree Farm in Ballston Spa, to help deliver some Christmas Spirit,... (more)
Wall Street Journal -- Mon, 02 Dec 2013
NY tree farms donate Christmas trees for troops
BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. -- A Saratoga County tree farm is collecting Christmas trees from eastern New York growers for the Trees for Troops program, which delivers the holiday evergreens to military... (more)
Wall Street Journal -- Sun, 01 Dec 2013
New York Photos of the Week, November 23rd --November 29th
Members of the New York National Guard load boxes after Gov. Cuomo makes an announcement at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Tuesday. Wal-Mart donated food, Pepsi donated soda, and Fresh... (more)