ALBANY-New York National Guard members add a flag honoring POWs to the American flag flying at half-staff at the Empire State Plaza at the direction of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in order to recognize the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, August 28. Cuomo directed that POW/MIA flags be added to flagpoles on four state government buildings in Albany and be flown at half-staff in honor of the more than five years McCain spent in captivity as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. POW/MIA flags will be flown at half-staff on the New York State Capitol, Alfred E. Smith Building, New York State Executive Mansion, the Empire State Plaza, and at OGS state office buildings across the state in the same manner.
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WRGB -- Mon, 14 Jun 2021 New York Army National Guard celebrates the U.S. Army's 246th birthday NEW YORK STATE (WRGB) The New York Army National Guard will celebrate the 246th birthday of the United States Army on Monday afternoon at the New York State Division of Military and Naval... (more)
NNY 360.com -- Sun, 13 Jun 2021 Oswego resident completes long career as Army National Guard officer LATHAM Col. Ben Richardson, an Oswego resident and veteran of Afghanistan, retired from the New York Army National Guard May 16, after 32 years of service during a Joint Force Headquarters... (more)
Rome Sentinel -- Sun, 13 Jun 2021 EADS comes together for group photo More than 150 New York Air National Guardsmen, Canadian Forces members and government civilians from the Eastern Air Defense Sector posed for a group shot in front of two F-16s from the 180th... (more)