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New York Guard Acting Commander Colonel David J. Warager delivers remarks at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow N.Y. during a May 6 ceremony commemorating 40 members of the New York Guard who died during the influenza pandemic of 1918 while guard

SLEEPY HOLLOW-- New York Guard Acting Commander Colonel David J. Warager delivers remarks at the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow N.Y. during a May 6 ceremony commemorating 40 members of the New York Guard who died during the influenza pandemic of 1918 while guarding the New York City water system during World War I. Their names are inscribed on a plaque set in a boulder taken from Bonticon Crag in the Shawangunk Mountains along the line of the aqueduct that they protected. The memorial is constructed on property donated by the Rockefeller family.

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The New York Guard

The New York Guard is a state volunteer force which augments and supports the New York National Guard with manpower and skills.

New York Guard members are a volunteer, unpaid force which serves at the direction of the Governor. They assist the National Guard in planning, training for and executing state emergency support and disaster missions, and provide legal and medical pre-deployment assistance to the National Guard units and other reserve components as requested.

Many New York Guard members are retired members of the National Guard and other military services, however military experience is not a prerequisite to membership. They are part of the military forces of New York but are not federal military reservists like members of the Army and Air National Guard.

Members of the New York Guard assist National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to serve the people of New York as members of Guard Joint Task Forces which respond to state natural disasters, state emergencies and state security requirements.

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