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Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony

The New York National Guard was on hand commemorating the 182nd ceremony to honor the birthday of the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur on Oct. 5.
Brig. Gen. Anthony German and State Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Wicks render salutes while taps are played by a member of the color guard.
Before becoming President, Arthur was a practicing attorney in New York City. He also served in and was instrumental in reorganizing the New York State militia. Eventually, he would be promoted to the rank of brigadier general by then, New York Governor, Edwin Morgan.
Arthur became president after the assassination of President James Garfield in 1881 and remained in office until 1865 and dying in New York City in 1886.
Arthur and his wife are buried in Rural Cemetery, Albany, N.Y.

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Times Union -- Sun, 24 Jul 2016 Warrant officer earns Legion of Merit: Veteran Vartigan of Brunswick gets Legion of Merit Chief Warrant Officer Five Lawrence Vartigian of Brunswick received a Legion of Merit upon retirement from the New York Army National Guard after 41 years of military service.

defense.gov -- Fri, 22 Jul 2016 Guardsmen Train at Fort Polk Guardsmen participate in a combined arms live-fire exercise at Peason Ridge, La., July 15, 2016. Photos by multiple military photographers

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