Issues: Veterans

A Veterans Day message from Senator O'Mara ~ see listings of local Veterans Day observances

America will be observing this year's Veterans Day with the promise of troops coming home, but with so many others still bravely engaged in the war against terrorism.

November 8, 2013
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO REMINDS FAMILIES ABOUT NEW YORK STATE MILITARY MEDALS HONORING VETERANS FOR THEIR SERVICE

     With Veterans Day approaching, and with November being National Military Family Appreciation Month, Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is reminding veterans and their families that New York State offers military awards to honor New Yorkers who have served in the armed forces.

     “Every man and woman who served our country in the armed forces deserves our respect, gratitude, and appreciation, and these medals are one way New York State recognizes the service and sacrifices of its residents who fought for our country,” said Senator Fuschillo. “I invite veterans or their families to contact my office and learn more about obtaining these New York State military medals.”

November 7, 2013
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A Tribute to New York's Veterans

I hope you enjoy this video tribute to our veterans who have made immeasurable sacrifices and contributions to protect this proud country.  Happy Veterans Day!

 

 

November 7, 2013
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Senator O'Mara salutes and thanks our veterans

In observance of Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, Senator O'Mara and his colleagues salute and thank veterans -- and the families of veterans -- for their sacrifices and service.

November 7, 2013
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New York State Military Medals

As a way to honor and recognize the service and sacrifice of its residents who served in the armed forces, New York State offers several military awards to veterans who currently live in New York State or who were New York State residents at the time of their military service, including:

November 7, 2013
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Senator Farley Notes Monday Is Veterans Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds constituents that Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day.

"Veterans Day essentially dates back to November 11, 1919. On that day, our nation first observed Armistice Day. This holiday sought to remember and celebrate the end of World War I, which occurred in 1918 on the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the eleventh hour. That is why many people observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. In 1954, Armistice Day was re-designated as Veterans Day to honor and remember the sacrifices of all the men and women who have served our country in the military," Senator Farley said.

November 4, 2013
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A “TOUCH OF HOME” FOR OUR TROOPS

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

 

From friends and family to good food and gifts, for many people, the holidays are the happiest time of the year.  However, for our brave troops serving overseas, they can be the loneliest. 

In an effort to send a “touch of home” to our troops, I’m one again calling on Central and Northern New Yorkers to participate in my “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program.  The program—which is sponsored by the American Red Cross—aims to collect donated Christmas cards to be sent to US soldiers serving overseas.  

This year, for the second year in a row, I’m partnering up with Ogdensburg native and radio personality Melody Burns to collect holiday greetings.  Last year—thanks to many of you—we were able to collect 2,200 cards to distribute to service members at military installations, veterans hospitals and other locations. 

November 4, 2013
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2013 Veterans Day Video Tribute

The New York State Senate pays tribute to New York's Veterans 2013

November 1, 2013
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Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day is approaching and I will once again, be hosting my annual Veterans Breakfast. Please check out this video to see some of the distinguished veterans I have honored in the past. If you are a veteran or know someone who is please have them call my office to make a reservation.

October 23, 2013
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October 23, 2013
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O'Mara: State should immediately waive fee for veteran designation on driver licenses

Albany, N.Y., October 18—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) today urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to take immediate steps to direct the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to waive a state fee for veterans who want a newly created Veterans ID placed on their state driver license before the expiration date of their current license.

O'Mara said that if the governor won’t or can’t do it on his own, he’ll work with his Senate and Assembly colleagues to enact legislation waiving the fee.

October 22, 2013
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Honor Flight Mission 32 - October 20, 2013

Yesterday afternoon, I had the privilege of welcoming our veteran's home from the mission of 2013. With the 45 returning veterans on Sunday morning, Honor Flight Rochester has now sent 1,493 veterans to Washington, D.C. for an Honor Flight mission. Thanks to all who have volunteered their time or have helped Honor Flight over the years.

To view more photos from Honor Flight Mission 32, visit my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/senatorjosepherobach

October 21, 2013
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Veteran Distinction on NYS Drivers Licenses Now Available

Residents who are military veterans can now apply for a special designation on their New York State driver’s license when they apply for a license renewal.

If you are a qualified U.S. military veteran, who was honorably discharged, and you have a NYS drivers license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card, you can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of your photo document.

October 17, 2013
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Veteran Distinction on NYS Drivers Licenses Now Available

Residents who are military veterans can now apply for a special designation on their New York State driver’s license when they apply for a license renewal.

If you are a qualified U.S. military veteran, who was honorably discharged, and you have a NYS drivers license, learner permit or non-driver photo ID card, you can have the word "Veteran" printed on the upper left hand of your photo document.

October 17, 2013
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Grisanti Co-Sponsors Legislation To Waive Fee For New York State's New "Veteran" Driver's Licenses

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R,I- Buffalo) today announced he will co-sponsor legislation to waive the fee for the state's new "veteran" driver's licenses, becoming the first Western New York legislator to support an effort to drop the fee.

 

October 17, 2013
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SENATOR MARTINS SAYS 'NO' TO DRIVER'S LICENSE FEE FOR OUR NATION'S HEROES

Sponsors bill to eliminate DMV fee for Veteran Distinction on NYS Driver’s Licenses

Calling a Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) fee for a “Veteran” distinction on a driver’s license unfair to military service men and women who served our country bravely, Senator Jack M. Martins is sponsoring a bill to eliminate the fee imposed on veterans.

October 16, 2013
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New designation for interstate highway 990 unveiled

Honors late Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III

West Amherst, NY– State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer and State Assemblyman Ray Walter, along with members of The Wilson Family, today unveiled the interstate highway 990’s new designation as the “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson III Memorial Highway.”

 

October 14, 2013
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