Issues: Troops

Remembering U.S. Army SPC Christopher J. Scott

My thoughts and prayers -- and the thoughts and prayers of this entire region -- are with the family and loved ones of U.S. Army SPC Christopher J. Scott, whose funeral service, with Full Military Honors, will be held on Wednesday, September 14th, in Dundee.

September 13, 2011
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9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies Around Our Community

On Sunday, September 11th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a number of September 11th remembrance ceremonies around my district to mark the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. These photos come from ceremonies at Lakeshore Community Church, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, and Greece Assembly of God. It was honor to be with so many members of our Fire Departments, Police Departments, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Technicians. All of the ceremonies were extremely moving and very well done. 10 years ago, terrorists tried to divide us, but they have only made us more unified than ever. They tried to confuse us, but now we see as clear as we ever had.

September 12, 2011
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Statement from Senator O'Mara on U.S. Army Spc. Christopher Scott

Elmira, N.Y., September 6—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) released the following statement today on the death of U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Scott:

September 6, 2011
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New York State Senate Remembering 9-11

Sunday, September 11th will mark the 10th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our state and country in 2001. Throughout the week and weekend, a number of community events and remembrances will take place to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The events on this page have been submitted to Senator Robach's office and are open to the public. If you know of an event around the district that is not listed on this page, please contact the office by emailing the information to robach@nysenate.gov.

September 6, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ENCOURAGING DONATIONS TO HELP LOCAL SOLDIER AND HIS PLATOON IN AFGHANISTAN

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio is encouraging members of the community to help out a local soldier and his platoon serving in Afghanistan by sending them toiletries and other supplies to replace a shipment of personal items that was stolen overseas.

August 19, 2011
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Senator Martins Participates in Cellphones for Soldiers - Unused Phones Can Be Dropped Off at District Office

The District Office of Senator Jack M. Martins is now a drop-off point for the Cellphones for Soldiers program. The program encourages residents to show their appreciation for our service men and women serving overseas by donating unused cell phones.

The phones are then turned into calling cards, which are sent to our troops so they can use them to call home.

"I am proud to support this great cause. With many of our brave men and women serving overseas, it’s incumbent on us to support them as much as possible. This is just someting small we can do to show our appreciation to those serving in the military to protect our freedom and way of life," said Senator Martins.

August 10, 2011
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Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Senator Bill Larkin meet with Brigadier General Theodore Martin at West Point

NYS Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, along with Senator Bill Larkin, recently met with Brigadier General Theodore Martin, Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy, during a recent tour of the Academy.

August 8, 2011
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Route 15A in Lima to be Renamed the “Lima Veterans Memorial Highway”

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan announced today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently signed legislation into law (S. 3242 - Gallivan) that will designate the portion of Route 15A that runs through the Town of Lima as the “Lima Veterans Memorial Highway”.

“Every corner of this state has a rich tradition of national service and every citizen owes a degree of gratitude to all those who have served through the years. That is even more true for the residents of Lima,” Gallivan said. “Lima was founded by veterans of the Revolutionary War and the town has sent its sons and daughters to defend America in every one of our nation’s major armed conflicts. This designation is a fitting tribute to both the town and its tradition of military service.”

August 5, 2011
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Ryan Manahan, a Student from Marcellus High School, Presents Senator DeFrancisco with cell phones he collected for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program.

Ryan Manahan, a high school student from Marcellus, collected 3 dozen cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers Program. He presented them to Senator DeFrancisco with his parents and members of the Marcellus American Legion Post 297.

July 27, 2011
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BALL’S VETERANS CEMETERY BILL

Chairman Ball Urges Action on Honor Deserving of New York Veterans

Carmel, N.Y. – (07/21/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, held a meeting in Putnam County to get the word out about legislation(S5381A/A1386A) that would create a State Veterans Cemetery in New York. The informational meeting, which was held at the Spain Memorial Cornerstone Park in Carmel, N.Y., was designed to educate the public about the legislation, as well as the United States Veterans Cemetery Grant Program.

July 21, 2011
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GOVERNOR SIGNS BALL, CASTELLI MILITARY PROTECTION ACT

Brewster,  N.Y. – (07/18/11) – A bill that protects the jobs of public employees who are called to serve their country is now on the books in New York State. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed The Ball, Castelli Military Protection Act (S4583A) into law. The bill, sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) and Assemblyman Robert Castelli (R, C – Goldens Bridge), protects public employees’ jobs when they are absent on military duty.

July 21, 2011
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Times-Herald: Lack of burial plots for veterans looms

7/4/2011 - Since the days when battles of the American Revolution were fought here, people in the mid-Hudson have sought to honor in death those local residents who have served the nation in uniform.

July 11, 2011
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Examiner: Putnam Leg. Moves Forward on Veterans’ Cemetery

7/1/2011 - The Putnam County Legislature voted 7-1 to agree to take on the perpetual care, operations and maintenance of a proposed veterans’ cemetery in Southeast – should it be built – at a special full meeting at the Historic Courthouse in Carmel Wednesday night. Legislators, though, expressed concerns over financial and environmental issues and added wording to the resolution to ensure the project wouldn’t move forward without them having a second shot at it with more time to research the plan. …

July 11, 2011
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LoHud: Vietnam memorial replica will come to Putnam; vets raise money

7/4/2011 - Former service members, families and friends will have a chance to remember those who fell in the Vietnam War when a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial comes to Putnam County.

July 11, 2011
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Ball, Castelli, Announce Landmark Protections

 

Military Employment Protection Bill Passed NYS Senate and Assembly

Albany, N.Y. – (06/23/11) – New York’s public employees who are called up to serve their country will soon have one less thing to worry about. Their jobs! Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, sponsored and passed a piece of legislation (S4583A) that protects a public employees’ job when they are absent on military duty.

June 23, 2011
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A Deserving Tribute for New York’s Heroes

Veterans’ Cemetery Bill Passes NYS Senate

June 21, 2011
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Senate Gives Final Legislative Approval To Bills Limiting Military Funeral Protests

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle (R,C,I – Port Jefferson) said the Senate gave final legislative approval on Thursday June 16 to two measures that offer additional buffers and restrictions for protests or demonstrations seeking to disrupt military funerals, burials or memorial services. The bills balance the constitutional right of free speech with the ability of families to respectfully mourn the individuals who gave their lives in service to our country.

June 17, 2011
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Senate Gives Final Legislative Approval to Griffo-Sponsored Bills Limiting Military Funeral Protests

Senate Gives Final Legislative Approval to Griffo-Sponsoroed Bills limiting Military Funeral Protests

June 17, 2011
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