Henry Johnson Day is on June 5, 2018—the anniversary of Johnson’s enlistment in the New York National Guard. This year, the City of Albany will present the 2nd Annual Henry Johnson Award for Distinguished Community Service.
Ferris Coin Co., the Albany, NY area’s oldest coin shop, is holding a contest to design a silver coin-shaped medallion honoring the World War I hero Sgt. Henry Johnson. The artists who create the winning designs for the obverse and reverse sides of the medallion will each receive a $1,000 prize. This contest is a way for Ferris Coin to contribute to the annual Henry Johnson Award for Distinguished Community Service; for the next 10 years, the shop will donate a silver Sgt. Henry Johnson medallion to the winner of this community award.