10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day New York State Senate Albany, New York

May 20, 2013

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 20, 2013, as 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day in the State of New York Senate Resolution 1830

Senator Patty Ritchie 48th Senate District
Dear Friend: It was my honor, on May 20, 2013, to host the 2nd annual “10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day” at the State Capitol in Albany. e men and women, soldiers and families of Fort Drum, dedicate their lives to defending our nation and keeping us safe. Every day, we should strive to show our support—and our thanks—to these American heroes. Climb to Glory! Sincerely,

General Stephen J. Townsend addresses the Senate Chamber

e 10th Mountain Division Color Guard presents the ags of the United States, the US Army and the Division

e invocation by Chaplain (LTC) John Kallerson

Soldiers from New York stand to be recognized. (L. to R.) CPT Richard Loveless of Weedsport, SSGT Michael Housk of Derby, SPC Brian Menard of Utica, and PFC Scott Haughney of Massapequa Park.

“Because they are based at Fort Drum, the 10th Mountain Division is New York’s Division as well.” Senator Patty Ritchie

“We want everyone who serves at Fort Drum to know how proud we are of them.” Senate Leader Dean G. Skelos

“38,000 soldiers and family members make a choice to be part of America’s Army, to make a stand for freedom.” Senator Patty Ritchie

“Please remember and say a prayer for America’s sons and daughters in harm’s way.” Major General Stephen J. Townsend

“We have America’s nest sons and daughters serving in the North Country, at Fort Drum.” Major General Stephen J. Townsend.

Senator Patty Ritchie recognizes former Fort Drum Garrison Commander Col. Terrence Roche with induction to the Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

“Climb to Glory.”

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