NEW YORK-- Major General Patrick Murphy (center) the Adjutant General of New York, is joined by New York Army and Air National Guard members in ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, Dec. 26, kicking off the trading day. The Soldiers and Airmen are assigned to Joint Task Force Empire Shield, the Guard security force in New York City, and Team Sandy, a force working with city officials on Hurricane Sandy-related assistance to citizens. The General and Guard members were invited to ring the bell to mark the New York National Guard’s response to Hurricane Sandy.