Date: May 31, 2019
Contact: Dennis Gaffney
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Mayor Sheehan Invites You to Attend the 3rd Annual Henry Johnson Day
Ceremony to be Held Wednesday, June 5 at 10:00 a.m.
Albany -- The 3rd Annual Henry Johnson Day in Albany will mark the 101st anniversary of the act of valor during World War I that posthumously earned Albany’s own Henry Johnson the Medal of Honor from former President Barack Obama.
At the event, Tabetha Wilson, an Albany School Board Member and activist, will be honored as the winner of the Henry Johnson Award for Distinguished Community Service, with the recipient receiving a minted silver commemorative Henry Johnson Medal created by Ferris Coin. Tabetha currently works for the NYS Office of Temporary Disability Assistance, which oversees a variety of the State’s most important programs for low-income residents. She serves on many non-profit boards that include AVillage Inc. (President), Capital District New Leaders Council, and Grand Street Community Arts. The Albany Housing Coalition, which works to house veterans, will also be giving a $1,000 scholarship to Irene Nelson of the Albany High School Junior ROTC Henry Johnson Battalion for her essay on what Henry Johnson means to her today.
Who: Mayor Kathy Sheehan and other officials
Where: Livingston Park (also known as Henry Johnson Park), between Colonie Street and Livingston Avenue on the corner of Henry Johnson Boulevard, Albany, NY 12210
When: Wednesday, June 5th
Time: 10:00 a.m.