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
Department of Defense Photo Essay -- Tue, 18 Jun 2013
National Guard Airmen Train for National Medical Disaster
Photos showing members of the New York Air National Guard conducting a national medical evacuation plan exercise at Stewart Air National Guard Base on 1 June are featured today on the Department... (more)
Buffalo News -- Sun, 16 Jun 2013
National Guard pitches in on Bond Lake ditches
LEWISTON - The trails and drainage ditches at Bond Lake Park are getting some attention these days in a project that benefits the county and also provides training to local soldiers.
Times Union -- Fri, 14 Jun 2013
National Guard celebrates birth of the Army
COLONIE --The New York Army National Guard marked the 238th birthday of the U.S. Army on Friday with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony at the state Division of Military and Naval Affairs... (more)