A New York Army National Guard Color Guard marks the 234th birthday of President Martin Van Buren during a wreath laying ceremony at Van Buren's grave site in Kinderhook, New York on Monday, Dec. 5. The annual event recognizes the former President Martin Van Buren, a Columbia County native who died on July 24, 1862 in Kinderhook, N.Y. He was born on Dec. 5, 1782. The United States Military honors former presidents by laying wreaths presented by the current president at their gravesites on the anniversary of their birth.
Taken: 12.05.2016 | Photo by Sgt. Maj. Corine Lombardo