Glens Falls road march honors deployed US military members
GLENS FALLS — Hundreds of marchers are expected to participate in a 3-mile Christmas Eve trek held in an upstate New York community to honor U.S. military personnel who can't be home for the holidays.
New York National Guard officials say soldiers from the Queensbury Readiness Center and other Albany-area units will lead the march starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The march ends back at the downtown arena.
National Guard members who were deployed to Iraq in 2004 will be honorary grand marshals for the march, which drew more than 900 participants last year. The marchers include Guard members, their families, veterans and anyone else who wants to make the morning hike.
Organizers will collect items at the Civic Center for care packages to send to deployed military personnel.