Gov. David Paterson and Sen. Joseph Bruno, R-Brunswick, officially declared Wednesday, April 9, Yellow Ribbon Day in New York state to remember all of our troops, according to Hotaling. She said she is appreciative to Bruno and Paterson for the declaration.
Michael Russo, director of the 20th Congressional District represented U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-Hudson, at the event. Charlie Diamond, district chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Michael McNulty, D-Troy, also came out in support of the troops.
Other notable guests were Kay Moody, president and co-founder of the Albany chapter of Blue Star Mothers and Katie Moshier, of Guilderland, whose husband, Timothy Moshier, was killed in Iraq in April 2006. In February, Moshier chaired the STRIDE event in the Capital District for Wounded Warriors, a nonprofit organization for severely injured veterans.""