MENADS--Brig. Gen. John Andonie the New York National Guard Director of Joint Staff and New York Command Sgt. Major David Piwowarski present arms while Taps is played after laying a wreath at the grave of President Chester Arthur, who served from 1881 to 1885, during a memorial ceremony at Albany Rural Cemetery in Menands N.Y. on October 5 2019. The military honors past presidents by laying a wreath from the current inhabitant of the White House on their graves on their birthday. The New York National Guard honors Arthur and Presidents Martin Van Buren and Millard Fillmore.