Photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Dean, 107th Airlift Wing
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.
NY National Guard In the News
News Observer -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
More on the snow: snowbound band, football effects
Lake-effect storms have dumped more than 7 feet of snow on parts of the Buffalo area in the past few days, and more is possible, along with potential rain and flooding this weekend. The storm... (more)
Niagara Gazette -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
Wintry Weather New York (Photo)
New York Army National Guard soldiers from the 152nd Engineer Company use heavy equipment to assist in snow removal efforts Thursday in West Seneca.
Department of Defense -- Fri, 21 Nov 2014
New York National Guard responds to historic snowfall in Western New York
BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 --For some 375 or so members of the New York National Guard called out to assist in western New York’s snow emergency, the biggest impression was the stark... (more)