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May 25, 2016

Amid Stars and Stripes, NYSID Honors Military Past and Present

Category: General — NYSID @ 12:59 pm

In honor of our fallen soldiers, NYSID has proudly donated thousands of American flags that will be distributed to dignitaries at the Albany Memorial Day Parade and placed in a dozen cemeteries across Albany County over Memorial Day weekend.

NYSID provided the American flags and Battle Buddy Center lapel pins to the City of Albany’s Joint Veterans Committee via the Wm F. Wigand Memorial VFW Post 8444.

Among the dozens of dignitaries expected to march in the Memorial Day Parade: U.S. Rep. Paul Tonkoformer U.S. Rep. Michael McNultyNYS Senator Neil Breslin; NYS Assemblymember Patricia Fahy; NYS Assemblymember Phil Steckformer NYS Assemblyman Jack McEnenyAlbany Mayor Kathy Sheehan; former Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings; and Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy.

More than 40 Gold Star Families who have lost loved ones in war also will participate in the parade.

Flags donated by NYSID also will be placed in a dozen cemeteries across Albany county over Memorial Day weekend, including: Albany Rural Cemetery; Calvary; Memory Gardens; St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery; Holy Spirit Cemetery; St. Agnes Cemetery; Graceland Cemetery; Hebrew Cemeteries; Hurtsville; Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery; Our Lady of Angels; and St. Paul’s Eagle Hill Cemetery.

As we celebrate Memorial Day on May 30 and National Military Appreciation Month in May, we thank our veterans and their families who have made untold sacrifices in serving to improve the lives of all Americans and safeguard the freedoms we enjoy today.


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