- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) - The New York National Guard is marking the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I with a ceremony at its headquarters in suburban Albany.

A color guard wearing World War I uniforms will be part of the ceremony at the New York National Guard headquarters in Latham at 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Representatives from the Division of Veterans Affairs and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will speak at the event.

Between April 6, 1917 and Nov. 11, 1918, more than 518,000 New Yorkers served in the military. More than 13,000 of them died in combat or succumbed to wounds or disease.

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