Mil­i­tary dis­play opens at HVCC

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - AROUND THE REGION - Troy

The eighth annual “Pride of Our Na­tion… Pride of Our Col­lege” ex­hibit, a dis­play of mil­i­tary pho­to­graphs and mem­o­ra­bilia loaned by fac­ulty, staff and stu­dents, opens Satur­day, Nov. 10, with a pub­lic re­cep­tion from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Hud­son Val­ley Com­mu­nity Col­lege Marvin Li­brary Learn­ing Com­mons on the Troy cam­pus.

The open­ing is one day be­fore the 100th an­niver­sary of the Ar­mistice that ended World War I.

Rear Adm. Ti­mothy Zakriski of Glenville, a Hud­son Val­ley alum­nus who as­sumed com­mand of the 2,800-mem­ber New York Naval Mili­tia this Au­gust, is guest speaker and Bernard Mcgarry, a medic dur­ing World War II, who was with the 105th Hos­pi­tal dur­ing D-day, re­turns as hon­orary mas­ter of cer­e­monies.

This year’s ex­hibit in­cludes sto­ries and ar­ti­facts from World War I in­clud­ing the model 1917 hel­met is­sued to James J. Con­nell while serv­ing with the 105th In­fantry, Com­pany M of the Amer­i­can Ex­pe­di­tionary Forces in France, and the medals awarded posthu­mously to John James Cal­la­han Jr., the first Marine from the Cap­i­tal Re­gion to be killed in the war.

The ex­hibit, lo­cated in the Troy Sav­ings Bank Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion Atrium on the first floor of the Marvin Li­brary, is on view through Fri­day, Dec. 7. Li­brary hours are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon­day to Thurs­day, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri­day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur­day, closed Sun­day and Nov. 21 to 25. Ad­mis­sion is free.

The ex­hibit is an ef­fort on the part of em­ploy­ees from sev­eral de­part­ments, is an ever-chang­ing col­lec­tion of of­fi­cial and fam­ily pho­to­graphs and mem­o­ra­bilia of veterans and ac­tive mil­i­tary ser­vice mem­bers with a con­nec­tion to the col­lege, ac­cord­ing to Alice Malava­sic, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor in the de­part­ment of His­tory, Phi­los­o­phy and So­cial Sci­ences.

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