Albany, N.Y.- The New York State Senate hosted Fort Drum Day to honor the brave men and women of the 10th Mountain Division. The annual event includes a special address before the full Senate by Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division, Major General Walter Piatt.
Major General Piatt highlighted the importance of a new law, known as the interstate compact on educational opportunity for military children. The new law was sponsored by Senator Ranzenhofer in the New York State Senate. It helps military families who must relocate to New York as a result of their change of duty station, assist veterans who are transitioning back into civilian life, and recognize the sacrifices of service members who have served their country.
Fort Drum Day highlights the sacrifices of 10th Mountain Division soldiers, as well as the positive impact Fort Drum has on our state’s economy. Fort Drum, located in the North Country of New York State, is the largest Army post north of North Carolina. It is home to 30,000 soldiers and family members.