Wreath Laying Ceremony  Ganden City LI  4 Nov 2023

The New York Army National Guard 42nd Infantry "Rainbow" Division Association held its annual Veterans Day wreath laying memorial service on November 4, 2023, at the 42nd Infantry Division World War I Memorial in Garden City, NY.

The service commemorated the history and service of the 42nd Infantry Division during World War I. It was held at the former site of Camp Mills, which was the birthplace of the 42nd Infantry "Rainbow" Division. Soldiers trained there prior to departing for overseas combat during World War I.

Members of the NYARNG 69th Infantry Regiment Veterans Association, 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division Association, 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division Foundation, Nassau County American Legion Post, Firemen from the Garden City Fire Department, and local officials attended this year’s Veterans Memorial event.

The 11th New York Regiment USA-Volunteers (USA-V) provided the Color Guard and Honor Guard Firing Party.

Colonel Louis Dileo of the 11th New York Regiment USA-V provided the singing of the National Anthem and playing of TAPS. (Photos by Mark Getman)