The Times Square memorial for New York Army National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Francis Duffy shines on October 16, 2008. The City of New York rededicated Father Duffy Square after years of renovations and restoration for the heroic World War I National Guard veteran of the city's famous 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, the Army's illustrious "Fighting 69th." The unit has served as a National Guard military force in the nation's Civil War, Mexican Expedition of 1916, World War I, World War II and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most recently, hundreds of New York City, Long Island and Hudson Valley Soldiers from the 69th volunteered to deploy for service in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.
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Troy Record/Saratogian -- Wed, 29 Nov 2023 Trees For Troops: 131 Christmas trees sent to servicemembers for holiday season BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. For the 19th year, volunteers, veterans and service members gathered with FedEx and tree growers at Ellms Family Farms Tuesday to send 131 Christmas trees to troops. ... (more)
WRGB -- Tue, 28 Nov 2023 Capital Region veterans, National Guard help donate 150 Christmas trees to military bases nationwide (Video) BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. Volunteers from the New York National Guard and Capital Region veterans helped donate 150 Christmas trees on Tuesday to military bases across the country. The trees were... (more)
NY Post -- Wed, 22 Nov 2023 Grandparents, parents and kids reveal how shared life in the military has shaped their families Military life often involves the entire family be it living together on a base or sacrificing time with a loved one serving overseas. But for these three area families, defending America... (more)