KINDERHOOK--New York Air National Guard Brigadier General Robert Lovell, Special Assistant to the commander of the New York Air National Guard , and New York Army National Guard Command Sgt. Major Frank Wicks present a wreath from the White House at a ceremony honoring President Martin Van Buren on his birthday, Dec. 5. The New York National Guard presents a wreath honoring the president at his gravesite in Kinderhook Cemetery. Van Buren, the first president born as an American Citizen , was nicknamed "Old Kinderhook" because of his residence in the village.
Democrat and Chronicle -- Fri, 22 May 2015Rochester soldier to accept honor for black WWI hero He first heard the name of Henry Johnson after being assigned to the Army National Guard base last fall in Latham, just outside of Albany.
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