Issues: Veterans

Paying Tribute to Our Members of the Military

Senator John DeFrancisco saw this video and wanted to share it with his constituents. 

May 29, 2013
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO HELPS DEDICATE NEW VETERANS MEMORIAL IN ROOSEVELT

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Roosevelt community at the dedication of a new veterans monument in Roosevelt.

May 28, 2013
Read more...

Village of Florida Memorial Day Parade

On Monday, May 27, 2013 Senator Bonacic marched in the Village of Florida's Memorial Day Parade.

May 28, 2013
Read more...

SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH MERRICK COMMUNITY IN COMMEMORATING MEMORIAL DAY

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Merrick and North Merrick community to commemorate Memorial Day at the annual Memorial Day Parade.

     The Merrick/North Merrick Memorial Day Parade is an annual community tradition which pays tribute to all of the veterans who served our nation, most especially the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. Hundreds of Merokians lined Merrick Avenue between Veterans Plaza and the Veterans Monument at Lee Avenue to view the parade and show their appreciation for our American heroes.

May 28, 2013
Read more...

Village of Warwick Memorial Day Parade & Service

On Monday, May 27, 2013 Senator Bonacic marched in the Memorial Day Parade in Warwick, NY and spoke at the Warwick Cemetery to honor our past and present Veterans.

May 28, 2013
Read more...

'Area honors fallen veterans at ceremonies, parades"

Citizens from across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions participated in numerous Memorial Day observances.

To read more, see the links below from the:

Corning Leader, "Area honors fallen veterans at ceremonies, parades"

Elmira Star-Gazette, "Neighbors: Woodlawn Cemetery memorial in Elmira brings home significance of holiday"

May 28, 2013
Read more...

Pine Island Memorial Day Parade & Cemetery Service

On Monday, May 27, 2013 Senator Bonacic marched in the Memorial Day Parade in Pine Island along with the Polish Legion of American Veterans Post #16 and participated in a cemetery service held at the end of the parade honoring those who have given the ultimate sacrifice defending our nation, our freedom and our way of life.

May 28, 2013
Read more...

Memorial Day 2013

On this Memorial Day, a straightforward and heartfelt thank you to all of our veterans -- past and present.

I share some additional thoughts in this week's column, "It is altogether fitting and proper"

Read the column here: http://www.odessafile.com/government-OMara119th

May 27, 2013
Read more...

Wilson inducted into NYS Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Posthumously honored by Ranzenhofer at State Capitol ceremony

Albany, N.Y. – Staff Sergeant William R. “Billy” Wilson III has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  Senator Ranzenhofer nominated Staff Sgt. Wilson, posthumously honoring him Tuesday morning at a State Capitol ceremony.

 

Staff Sgt. Wilson served on two combat deployments to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  While in Afghanistan, he was training Afghan soldiers and police to take over the country’s security.  He was killed in action while in Paktika Province, located in the eastern part of Afghanistan, on March 26, 2012.  He was 27 years old.

May 24, 2013
Read more...

Memorial Day 2013

I would like to thank everyone for coming out today to join me in honoring our fallen veterans and thanking the veterans and their families who are here to celebrate Memorial Day. It’s a privilege for me to be here with so many men and women who have served their nation. You are truly our nation’s heroes. Your sacrifices—and your service—have truly made our country a better place. From the beaches of France, to the jungles of the South Pacific and Vietnam… From the frigid winters of Korea to the hot sands of the Middle East…

May 24, 2013
Read more...

From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

You Can Pay a Beautiful Tribute This Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and while it affords us a wonderful opportunity to gather with family and friends, let’s take some time to reflect on what this holiday is really about -- remembering and honoring those who sacrificed their lives for this great country.

May 24, 2013
Read more...

HONORING OUR HEROES THIS MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day may be a time where we enjoy quality time with friends and family, but we must never forget that those privileges have been fought for and defended by countless heroes, many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice.

Without them and their selfless dedication, none of what we are so lucky to have in America would be possible.

May 24, 2013
Read more...

Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:30 PM, Thursday, May 30, 2013 Room 816 LOB

May 30, 1:30 PM - 1:37 PM
Read more...

Local Memorial Day observances highlight the weekend ahead

 

We will always remember.  We will always be proud.  We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.

    ~ President Ronald Reagan, remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1984

 

My best wishes for a safe, enjoyable and, above all, meaningful Memorial Day weekend.

There are many ceremonies, parades, and other observances taking place across the region to honor our veterans, past and present -- and to pay tribute to the brave men and women protecting and making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms at this very moment.

See the links below for a listing of many of them:

May 22, 2013
Read more...

Senator Robach Remarks on Induction of Ray Melens into NYS Senate Vets HOF

Earlier thsi week, Senator Robach inducted Ray Melens of Hilton into the  New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. This honor is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complimented by their service to the community and their accomplishments as a civilian.

Melens enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from Greece Arcadia High School in 1968 and was sent to serve in South Vietnam. For his outstanding service while enlisted, he has earned numerous medals and honors which include:  the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Unit citations and the New York State Medal for Merit. 

May 22, 2013
Read more...

Senator Martins Inducts Mineola's Walter Hobbs Into NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

The newest member of the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame is well-known in the Mineola community as someone many have come to admire not only his service to the community, but his knowledge and wisdom. But before Walter Hobbs was known as a pillar of the Mineola community, he served in World War II, as a lieutenant in the Naval Air Corps.

On Tuesday, May 21, New York State Senator Jack M. Martins honored Mr. Hobbs by inducting him into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, joining a prestigious group of men and women who have served bravely in defending our nation’s freedom.

May 22, 2013
Read more...
May 22, 2013
Read more...
Syndicate content