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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Oneonta Daily Star -- Tue, 16 Aug 2022 Military News: Aug. 17, 2022 Area members of the New York Army National Guard were promoted in recent months. Isaac Crandall of Oxford, assigned to the 222nd Military Police Company, received a promotion to the rank... (more)
National Guard.mil -- Sat, 13 Aug 2022 Always at the Ready, New York Air Guardsmen Save a Life SYRACUSE, N.Y. - A dozen New York Air National Guard Airmen are credited with helping save a civilians life on Aug. 9 while attending a military conference at Syracuse University. The man... (more)
WAMC -- Fri, 12 Aug 2022 NY National Guard holds groundbreaking ceremony at Latham headquarters ( audio) The New York National Guard held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday in Latham to launch a $3.7 million renovation of the 36-year-old headquarters. The Joint Force Headquarters complex will... (more)