Issues: Veterans

Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Armed Forces Day Ceremonies at the 2015 New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with a local group of Gold Star Mothers, following the Armed Forces Day ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial on the New York State Fairgrounds.  The ceremony that was held on September 3, 2015, honored and paid tribute to all members of our Armed Forces.  

September 3, 2015
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Be Senator Marchione's Guest for a Salute to Heroes: September 11, at 3 p.m., at NYS Military Museum

Please be Senator Kathy Marchione's guest for a special salute to heroes on Friday, September 11, at 3 p.m., at the NYS Military Museum in Saratoga Springs. The salute to heroes will recognize Senator Marchione's 2015 NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame honorees and also have a special memorial for victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Seating is limited so please RSVP for this event by calling Senator Marchione's office at (518) 371-2751, or e-mailing marchione@nysenate.gov. God bless all our veterans and first responders!

September 3, 2015
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SENATOR SUE SERINO AND DUTCHESS COUNTY CLERK BRAD KENDALL HIGHLIGHT REFUND FOR VETS

 

SENATOR SUE SERINO AND DUTCHESS COUNTY CLERK BRAD KENDALL HIGHLIGHT REFUND FOR VETS

HYDE PARK, NY—Senator Sue Serino (R, C, I—Hyde Park) and Dutchess County Clerk Bradford Kendall announced today that any veteran who paid a fee to receive a distinguishing mark on their driver’s license or ID after October 2012 will be eligible for a reimbursement.

August 31, 2015
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In Light of Disturbing Local Reports of Housing Discrimination, Kennedy Proposes Bill to Strengthen Protections for Veterans with Therapy Dogs

Senator Stands with WNY Heroes & HOME to Outline New Bill Focused on Veterans Who Have Medically-Prescribed Therapy Animals to Help Treat Trauma 

Kennedy Says it is Our Duty to Protect Those Who Have Served So Bravely to Protect Us

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy (D-Buffalo) stood with Iraq War Veteran and President of WNY Heroes Chris Krieger, Scott Gehl of Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) and other local advocates today to outline newly-created legislation (S.6031) designed to strengthen protections for veterans and individuals with disabilities who rely on and own therapy dogs from housing discrimination. The bill strengthens New York State’s Human Rights law, better aligning it with applicable federal laws.

August 25, 2015
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September 9, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Senator Ortt Presents Conspicuous Service Cross to 90-Year-Old Vet

A good friend of Senator Ortt reached a huge milestone Monday. Sil Dan Sr. turned 90 years old, but that wasn’t all he was celebrating. Senator Ortt was honored to present the decorated WWII veteran with the Conspicuous Service Cross for his service to our country. The senator wished Sil a happy birthday at the Knights of Columbus in North Tonawanda, and thanked him for his service. 

August 17, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Studies a Photo that is Part of the War Memorial's New Commemorative WWII Display

Senator John A. DeFrancisco looks at a photo that is part of a new commemorative World War II display on the second floor of the Onondaga County War Memorial.  The display was unveiled on Friday, August 15, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of WWII.

August 17, 2015
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Legislation Dedicating Highway to Local Veterans Signed Into Law

Bills will designate portions of State Route 15A in Livingston County in honor of local veterans

 

ALBANY – As a salute to veterans past and present from Livingston County, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) announced today that legislation she authored has been signed into law by Governor Cuomo. The two bills designate portions of State Route 15A as the Springwater Veterans Memorial Highway and the Livonia Veterans Memorial Highway.

 

This stretch of state highway runs nine miles, and will serve as an acknowledgment to the efforts of local service members. Visitors traveling through the Towns of Springwater and Livonia will now be reminded of the sacrifices made by area veterans on their behalf.

 

August 17, 2015
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Purple Heart Hall of Honor Rededication Ceremony

The "Leave No Man Behind" philosophy of the American military is represented by a new 18-by-10 foot sculpture at the redesigned Purple Heart Hall of Honor.  

 

Photo Provided by James Peloso

August 17, 2015
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SENATOR BONACIC ATTENDS NATIONAL PURPLE HEART HALL OF HONOR REOPENING AND RE-DEDICATION CEREMONY

(Middletown, NY)-Senator Bonacic was privileged to attend the reopening and re-dedication ceremony of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor this past Saturday in New Windsor. Senator Bonacic was joined at the ceremony by hundreds of retired and active duty servicemen and women, Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star Mothers, elected officials and members of the greater Hudson Valley community.

August 17, 2015
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Griffo announces State Route 49 from Utica to Rome now named in honor of Vietnam Veterans

UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo of Rome and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi of Utica announce that a portion of State Route 49 has been designated to honor those who served our nation during the Vietnam War.

On Thursday, Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation sponsored by Griffo and Brindisi that names State Route 49 from the City of Rome to the City of Utica as the “Oneida County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway.”

August 14, 2015
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Senator Boyle's 3rd Annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday, August 15th I will be hosting my 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Pancake Breakfast free for veterans of the 4th Senate District and their families as a way to thank them for their dedication and commitment.  My staff and I are hoping that Veterans of all wars will join us from  8 AM to 11 AM at the American Legion Post 94 located at 22 Grove Place in Babylon so we can personally express our thanks for their service.

August 13, 2015
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Annual Veterans Pancake Breakfast

This Saturday, August 15th I will be hosting my 3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation Pancake Breakfast free for veterans of the 4th Senate District and their families as a way to thank them for their dedication and commitment.

My staff and I are hoping that Veterans of all wars will join us from  8 AM to 11 AM at the American Legion Post 94 located at 22 Grove Place in Babylon so we can personally express our thanks for their service.

 

 

August 15, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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A TRIBUTE TO OUR TROOPS: RITCHIE DELIVERS $50,000 FOR 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION MONUMENT

Groundbreaking to Take Place August 12th at Thompson Park 

In advance of its groundbreaking Wednesday, State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $50,000 to assist with the construction of a new monument at Watertown’s historic Thompson Park that will honor the sacrifices made by 10th Mountain Division soldiers.

“Here in our region, support for our soldiers is something that we see every day—whether it’s a ‘thank you’ to someone in uniform or a yellow ribbon placed outside one’s home,” said Senator Ritchie.

August 11, 2015
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National Purple Heart Day ~ August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015, is National Purple Heart Day.

Senator O'Mara said it's a day to honor all of those who have served and continue to stand in defense of our nation.

August 6, 2015
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ADDABBO TO HOST ANNUAL VETERANS’ BBQ ON AUGUST 29TH

Howard Beach, NY (July 31, 2015) Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., the ranking member on the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is gearing up to host his 7th Annual Veterans’ BBQ to honor our local service members.Addabbo holds the yearly event each summer to show appreciation and pay tribute to those who have proudly served our country. The event typically attracts over one hundred veterans, spanning all ages and generations, from every branch of the military who come together to enjoy the company of other service members and their families.

July 31, 2015
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Protect Our Service Members, Secure Our Military Facilities.

The July 16, 2015 Chattanooga shooting was another difficult blow for our nation and our Armed Services. As a veteran of the NY Army National Guard who served in Afghanistan, this violent attack hit close to home for me. In the military, we’re trained to be vigilant at all times for any potential danger, but many of us don’t really expect to have to have our guard up on home territory. That’s why I’ve introduced legislation (S.6021A) to not only put minds at ease and better protect our service men and women, but to also help prevent future incidents, like Chattanooga’s, from happening.

July 29, 2015
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Forum/Town Hall: Senator Bill Perkins | 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair In Harlem

On August 19th, 2015, in collaboration with Harlem Vet Center, Samaritan Village, CUNY- BMCC, Manhattan Legal Services, NY Metro Vets, and Home Depot, Senator Perkins will proudly hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Resource Fair in Harlem, which, in addition to presenting speakers in the realm of Veterans Affairs, will also include a panel on key issues confronting veterans. The Fair is being structured to provide information on a wide range of issues concerning our veteran population, and it will begin at  9:00 AM and end at approximately 3:00 PM.  Please see additional details in our flyer, attached below, in both Spanish and English.  

 

August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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HIGHWAY IN GUILDERLAND DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF TODD J. CLARK

Today, Senator George Amedore, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, and other local officials joined with the Clark family to dedicate a portion of Rt. 146 in Guilderland as the "Lieutenant Colonel Todd J. Clark Memorial Highway." Lt. Colonel Clark was a Guilderland native killed in the line of duty while serving overseas in 2013.

July 15, 2015
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