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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Army.mil -- Thu, 20 Sep 2018 NY Army Guard Soldiers journey to France to mark history of Harlem Hellfighters LATHAM, NY- Five New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 369th Sustainment Brigade will travel to France to take part in World War I centennial commemorative events Sept. 19-26.
Poughkeepsie Journal -- Mon, 17 Sep 2018 Watch the Thunderbirds soar at NY Air Show The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds daring stunt flying was among several attractions at this past weekend's New York Air Show at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh.
WHEC -- Sun, 16 Sep 2018 NY National Guard departs Rochester, heads south for hurricane recovery The NY National Guard deployed ten soldiers and two Blackhawk Medivac helicopters Sunday to assist in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.