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Military funerals begin to decline

Guard members held 11,560 services in 2013

Specialist Christopher Roderiguez salutes, as Private Shelbi Vanderbogart holds a flag folded for presentation to the family of veteran Harold Smith during graveside services in Hudson on Dec. 17.
Specialist Christopher Roderiguez salutes, as Private Shelbi Vanderbogart holds a flag folded for presentation to the family of veteran Harold Smith during graveside services in Hudson on Dec. 17.
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Members of New York State’s military counted a sobering number of losses in 2013: the New York Army and Air National Guard’s members provided 11,560 military funeral services last year. The Army National Guard laid to rest a total of 10,175 veterans, a figure depicting a decline from an all-time high of 10,752 in 2011, according to a release from the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, It’s an expected decline because ...

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wmarincic
January 2, 2014
7:20 a.m.

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Lets not forget The Patriot Guard Riders that attend every service at the invitation of the family. Patriot Guard Riders we stand for those who stood for US

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