SLEEPY HOLLOW--The 89th New York Guard Band, led by Capt. Douglas Hedwig, marches into place at the 91st Annual 1st Provisional Regiment, NY Guard memorial service to honor forty original New York Guard volunteers who died of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic while on state active duty guarding New York's aqueduct system.
Today's New York Guard honors the memory of those volunteers each year with a ceremony at the New York Guard Memorial in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
The New York Guard is one of the components of the New York Military Forces. Unlike the New York National Guard the New York Guard cannot be federalized and serves only within the boundaries of New York State.
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News10 -- Wed, 22 Mar 2023 Local Tuskegee Airman honored during deceased veterans ceremony BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (NEWS10) Saratoga County officials honored a fallen Tuskegee airman on Tuesday during a deceased veterans ceremony. Clarence Dart is from Saratoga Springs and was drafted... (more)
Saratogian -- Sat, 18 Mar 2023 _East Greenbush resident promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 in the New York Army National Guard East Greenbush resident Sean Fredericks was recently promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 in the New York Army National Guard at a ceremony at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham.... (more)
Times Union, -- Fri, 17 Mar 2023 Duty Calls:Veteran of three wars is new top senior enlisted airman A veteran of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars is the new top enlisted airman of the New York Air National Guard. Command Chief Master Sgt. Michael Hewson became the top enlisted... (more)