New York State Senate celebrates “Yellow Ribbon Day

Credit: New York State Senate PhotographyCredit: New York State Senate Photography

ALBANY — New York State Senator Kathy Marchione (R-Halfmoon) presented a senate resolution on Thursday morning that would recognize April 9, 2018, as “Yellow Ribbon Day.”

Carol Pingelski-Hotaling, of Halfmoon,(second from the left) known by many as the “Yellow Ribbon lady,” has been organizing an annual Yellow Ribbon Day ceremony in Saratoga County to honor United States troops since 2006.

On Yellow Ribbon Day, yellow ribbons will be placed across the region to show support for men and women serving in America’s armed forces. Pingelski-Hotaling crafts all of the ribbons herself.

Also pictured in the Senate Chamber front row, from left to right, are New York State Senator Kathy Marchione, Pingelski-Hotaling, Staff Sergeant John Cox and Staff Sergeant Stephanie Lambert of the Stratton Air National Guard Base 109th Airlift Wing, United States Army Recruiter Staff Sergeant Leonard W. Doan and Jamie Margelot of East Nassau. Pictured in thr back row, from left to right, are Halfmoon Deputy Town Supervisor and Halfmoon Town Councilman Paul Hotaling, and Halfmoon Town Supervisor Kevin Tollisen.