KINDERHOOK, N.Y. -- Brigadier General Anthony German, Chief of Staff of the New York Air National Guard (left) and Chaplain (Capt.) Glen Lightfoot, Chaplain Recruitment Officer for New York , salute President Martin Van Buren’s grave during annual observances at the gravesite of the eighth president on Friday Dec. 3rd. German represented President Barak Obama during the annual event. Wreaths are tradionally laid at the gravesites of past presidents on their birthdays. Van Buren, the first president who was initially a British subject,was born on Dec. 5, 1782.
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NY 1 -- Sun, 12 Jan 2020 New York National Guard Troops Prepare for Middle East Deployment STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Members of the New York National Guard said goodbye to loved ones Saturday as they prepare for deployment to the Middle East.
WRGB -- Sat, 11 Jan 2020 National Guard soldiers deploy from Capital Region at Siena College ceremony LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) Today 200 New York National Guard soldiers said goodbye to their loved ones at a deployment ceremony at Siena College. News10 was there and spoke to one mother... (more)
Spectrum News -- Sat, 11 Jan 2020 New York's National Guard 42nd Infantry Prepares for Deployment to the Middle East Eighty New York National Guard soldiers assigned to the 42nd Infantry Division said goodbye to family members as they prepare for deployment to the Middle East. Soldiers and their families... (more)