New York Army National Guard Brigadier General Raymond Shields, Assistant Adjutant General and Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski marked the 234th birthday of President Martin Van Buren by laying a wreath at Van Buren's grave site in Kinderhook New York on Monday, Dec. 5.The annual event recognizes the former President Martin Van Buren, a Columbia County native who died on July 24, 1862 in Kinderhook, N.Y. He was born on Dec. 5, 1782.The United States Military honors former presidents by laying wreaths presented by the current president at their gravesites on the anniversary of their birth.
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Mid-Hudson News -- Thu, 07 Dec 2023 New York Air Guards 105th Airlift Wing marks 75 years of service STEWART AIRPORT The Hudson Valleys 105th Airlift Wing will mark 75 years of New York Air National Guard operations on this Friday, Dec. 8. The 105th Airlift Wing, which currently flies... (more)
WSYR -- Wed, 06 Dec 2023 Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Fire Department named best Air Guard fire department SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) The Hancock Field Air National Guard Base Fire Department, based at Hancock Airport in Syracuse, was named Fire Department of the Year by the Air National Guard Fire... (more)
WNYT -- Tue, 05 Dec 2023 Wreath laying ceremony honors Martin Van Buren ( video) Wreath laying ceremony honors Martin Van Buren A wreath laying ceremony was held on Tuesday for former President Martin Van Buren. This is the 241st birthday of Van Buren, who was born... (more)