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New York Guard World War I deaths remembered

SLEEPY HOLLOW-- Members of the New York Guard's 56th Brigade, New York Guard Headquarters and New York City Department of Environmental Police officers participated in the 98th Aqueduct Defense Memorial Service, Honoring the First Provisional Regiment of the New York Guard on May 1st 2016, at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The ceremony honors the gallant service of New York Guard Soldiers and New York City Department of Environmental Police predecessors who died protecting the New York City water system from sabotage during World War I. The deaths were a result of the influenza epidemic which swept the world in 1918.

Posted: Tue, Jun 21, 2016         more..

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The New York Guard is a state volunteer force which augments and supports the New York National Guard with manpower and skills.

New York Guard members are a volunteer, unpaid force which serves at the direction of the Governor. They assist the National Guard in planning, training for and executing state emergency support and disaster missions, and provide legal and medical pre-deployment assistance to the National Guard units and other reserve components as requested.

Many New York Guard members are retired members of the National Guard and other military services, however military experience is not a prerequisite to membership. They are part of the military forces of New York but are not federal military reservists like members of the Army and Air National Guard.

Members of the New York Guard assist National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to serve the people of New York as members of Guard Joint Task Forces which respond to state natural disasters, state emergencies and state security requirements.

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