Medford, NY- Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and Assemblyman Dean Murray (R, C- East Patchogue) presented The New York State Senate Veteran Hall of Fame Memorial in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael Murphy to the Patchogue-Medford High School this past Thursday, March 8, 2012. Lt. Murphy, a Navy SEAL who gave his life while fighting in Afghanistan, was also a graduate of Patchogue-Medford High School.
Senator Zeldin (6th from right) and Assemblyman Murray (4th from right) are pictured here with Patchogue-Medford Superintendent of Schools Michael Locantore (5th from left), Patchogue-Medford High School Principal Randy Rusielewicz (2nd from right), and various members of local veterans organizations who came out to honor the memory of Lt. Murphy.
Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that the New York State Senate unanimously passed legislation, Senate bill S.1506, to designate Route 218 from Route 9-W to the United States Military Academy at West Point in honor of General David H. Petraeus.
Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation that provides authority to the Adjunct General to present a burial flag to those who have honorably served in the New York Guard (S.1431).
Brewster, N.Y. – (2/28/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.
MONTROSE, N.Y. – World War II veteran Frank Campanaro was honored by New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) Tuesday afternoon, his picture and a brief biography hung on Ball’s Veteran’s Wall of Fame in the Hendrick Hudson High School main hallway.
A proud 88-year-old retired Sergeant Squad Leader stood amongst teenagers and local politicians at Hendrick Hudson High school Tuesday, honored to be a part of the Veterans Wall of Fame. WWII Veteran Frank Campanaro, a Town of Cortlandt resident, said he was surprised to be picked out of the many veterans in the area to be featured as one of the 27 featured with photographs and biographies on the Wall. New York State 40th District Senator Greg Ball and his Veterans Committee created the wall last year. Featured veterans were nominated by their local municipalities.
Albany, N.Y – State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and State Senator Roy McDonald (R- Saratoga) hosted a public hearing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Combat Veterans in Albany this past Wednesday, February 29, 2012, to gain information to help improve early diagnoses, increase access to treatment, and provide crisis and support services.
Both McDonald (above left) and Zeldin (above right) have both served in the military. McDonald served in the U.S. Army’s First Cavalry Division as a Forward Observer in the Vietnam War. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, Zeldin deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Brewster, N.Y. – (2/27/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will present his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) of the 40th Senate District visited Mount Kisco on Thursday and spoke passionately about trying to pass his veteran’s assistance bill that is currently on the floor. His bill, labeled S5381A/A1386A, is to make New York state create a state-owned cemetery in his senate district.
The 41st Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators will convene on Friday, February 17th and conclude on Sunday, February 19th, 2012. The theme of this year’s conference is “Open Doors to Employment, Opens Doors to Empowerment."
The Conference schedule of educational workshops and weekend-long events is included here in a pdf format that can be downloaded. More information on the Legislative Conference may be obtained by visiting www.nysabprl.org.
Senator Owen H. Johnson joined with Islip Town officials on January 26, 2012 at the MacArthur Airport to honor fallen Navy SEAL Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy. Lt. Murphy lost his life at age 29 during a bitter firefight with the Taliban in the mountains of Afghanistan on June 28, 2005.
Lt. Michael P. Murphy’s parents, Dan and Maureen Murphy, and brother John Murphy of Patchogue, accepted the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award on Michael’s behalf.
The ceremony included remarks from Lt. Murphy’s family and Islip Town Supervisor Croci as well as a video that chronicled the mission and sacrifices of Lt. Murphy and his fellow Navy SEALS.