Capital Region News
10:28 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Albany Marks 100th Anniversary Of The Start Of World War I

On the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I,  A commemoration of the sacrifice made by those who fought valiantly throughout U.S. history through today, is being held in New York's Capital City.

The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter introduced on the Western Front in 1917.
The Sopwith Camel was a British First World War single-seat biplane fighter introduced on the Western Front in 1917.
Credit wikipedia

If you live in Albany and look up to the heavens around 6pm this evening, you just may get a glimpse of some by World War I-era bi-planes- they're scheduled to flyover the city as part of a commemoration event being held  at the World War I memorial in front of Center Station (where Madison and Western Avenues meet), recognizing those who have served or currently serve our country.

Congressman Paul Tonko, Mayor Kathy Sheehan, retired 104th district Assemblyman Jack McEneney and current 109th district Assemblywoman Pat Fahy are on the speaker's list. Remarks will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. and will conclude with the flyover.