State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I/Ref – Oneonta) today welcomed Sergeant Jesse Lee of Unadilla to the Capitol as part of 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day.

“Fort Drum Day is an opportunity for the legislature to recognize the brave men and women of the 10th Mountain Division for their sacrifice and commitment to our nation. These soldiers, who give their heart and soul to defend our nation, are real-life heroes and it is a true honor to shake their hands and thank them personally. Today took on added significance because I was able to honor Sergeant Jesse Lee of Unadilla who was on hand for the event,” said Senator Seward.

A special senate resolution (J.1296) honoring soldiers from 10th Mountain Division, was adopted.

Fort Drum is the largest U.S. Army post north of the Carolinas and east of the Mississippi River and home to more than 30,000 soldiers and family members. Fort Drum’s 10th Mountain Division was the first to deploy following the attacks on September 11th, and its brave troops continue to serve in various locations around the globe.