BUFFALO--Col Jim McCready, the vice commander, and incoming commander, of the New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing places a wreath honoring President Millard Fillmore at his grave in Forest Lawn Cemetery on the 211th anniversary of the president’s birth in 1800 during a ceremony held by the University of Buffalo.
Filmore served as the 13th President from 1850 to 1853. During his administration California was admitted to the Union and he dispatched Commodore Matthew Perry and a fleet of ships to Japan to open that nation to American trade.The United States military places wreaths from the current president at the gravesites of our nation’s past presidents on the anniversary of their births. The New York National Guard is responsible for placing the wreaths at the graves of Fillmore, Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook, Columbia County, and Chester Arthur in Menands, Albany County.
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Nationalguard.mil -- Tue, 15 Sep 2020 109th AW joins advanced battle management systems exercise SCOTIA, N.Y. Thirty members of the New York Air National Guard from the 109th Airlift Wing flew two LC-130H Skibirds to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas to participate in a nationwide exercise... (more)
Nationalguard.mil -- Mon, 14 Sep 2020 Eastern Air Defense adjusts to COVID-19 to continue mission ROME, N.Y. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced military units large and small to find creative ways to maintain a healthy force while still defending the nation. One of these organizations... (more)
WDAM -- Mon, 14 Sep 2020 National Guard Best Warrior Competition 2020 kicks off at Camp Shelby (Video) HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The top 14 soldiers in the U.S. National Guard took the field Sunday morning at Camp Shelby in the first event to determine who is the National Best Warrior 2020.