BUFFALO--Col Jim McCready, the vice commander, and incoming commander, of the New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing places a wreath honoring President Millard Fillmore at his grave in Forest Lawn Cemetery on the 211th anniversary of the president’s birth in 1800 during a ceremony held by the University of Buffalo.
Filmore served as the 13th President from 1850 to 1853. During his administration California was admitted to the Union and he dispatched Commodore Matthew Perry and a fleet of ships to Japan to open that nation to American trade.The United States military places wreaths from the current president at the gravesites of our nation’s past presidents on the anniversary of their births. The New York National Guard is responsible for placing the wreaths at the graves of Fillmore, Martin Van Buren in Kinderhook, Columbia County, and Chester Arthur in Menands, Albany County.
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Times Union -- Tue, 27 Feb 2024 Duty Calls: Three 42nd Infantry Division leaders on the move Three top leaders of the New York Army National Guards Troy-based 42nd Infantry Division are on the move. Joseph Biehler of Webster, Monroe County, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq wars,... (more)
The Valley Breeze -- Tue, 27 Feb 2024 Fiorentino promoted to Army National Guard One Star General WORCESTER, Mass. Peter Fiorentino, a Cumberland resident and a veteran of combat operations in Iraq, became the New York Army National Guard's newest one-star general on Jan. 26. Fiorentino,... (more)
WHAM ROCHESTER -- Sat, 24 Feb 2024 National Guard partners with Mission of Hope to host emergency preparedness event Rochester, N.Y. The National Guard and Homeland Security partnered with the Mission of Hope Friday to teach citizens how to be ready for any kind of emergency. Whether it be natural,... (more)