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Photo bySgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone, Joint Forces Headquarters
JOINT FORCE HEADQUARTERS, LATHAM -- New York State Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Van Pelt reads off the names of all 31 New York Army National Guardsmen who died in Iraq and Afghanistan dating back to New York's first fallen Soldier, Sgt. Heath McMillin on July 27, 2003.

"Memorial Day for us is a time to remember those who have given their lives in the ultimate sacrifice to their country." said New York's Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Murphy. "People might forget what the day is really about. It's not just another holiday with a three-day weekend, it's about remembering those who have given their lives for their country."

The memorial ceremony took place at the New York National Guard Headquarters on May, 25. Members of the National Guard leadership and troops across the state will participate in local ceremonies and events later this week and throughout the Memorial Day weekend.

NY National Guard In the News

DVIDS -- Tue, 26 Aug 2014

New York Airmen provide boost to air operations during Northern Strike

ALPENA, Mich. -- A group of experienced maintenance Airmen from the New York Air National Guard are helping to facilitate the airpower component of Operation Northern Strike.

Times Union -- Tue, 26 Aug 2014

Saipan mission seeks fate of area’s missing

Seventy years after Japanese fighters launched a suicidal "banzai" attack against U.S. forces invading Saipan, a 20-year-old college student is headed to the island to try to find... (more)

Associated Press -- Mon, 18 Aug 2014

National Guard soldiers arrive home in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --More than 250 soldiers in a New York Army National Guard aviation unit are back home from the Persian Gulf. National Guard officials say the soldiers in the 42nd Combat... (more)

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