NY Army National Guard general will speak at Sept. 11 event at Saratoga National Cemetery

Brig. Gen. Isabel Smith, New York National Guard Director of Joint Staff, will offer keynote remarks at 10 a.m. ceremony

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Brig. General Isabel Smith

LATHAM, NY (09/08/2021) (readMedia)-- New York Army National Guard Brigadier General Isabel Smith will be one of two keynote speakers during public ceremony commemorating the events of Sept. 11, 2001 being held at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m.

Smith serves as the director of joint staff for the 16,000 member New York National Guard. She is responsible for overseeing emergency response missions as the state and local level.

Smith, who is a veteran of the Iraq War, took part in the New York National Guard's response to the attacks of September 11 in New York City.

The other keynote speaker will be Gerald Morigerato, a member of New York Response Team 1, a FEMA recognized emergency search and rescue team.

A number of other local groups will be represented during the event.

Two New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters based at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Latham will conduct a flyover salute as part of the event.