KINDERHOOK NY--New York Army National Guard Brig.General Raymond Shields speaks about President Martin Van Buren during a ceremony honoring him on Dec. 5 2013 at the Dutch Reformed Cemetery here. The ceremony marked the 231st Birthday of Van Buren. Shields presented a wreath from President Barak Obama at the grave of the eighth president. Local officials representing the Village of Kinderhook the National Park Service and local groups also presented wreaths honoring Van Buren.