Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) and Congressman Timothy Bishop (1st Congressional District) recently joined Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) Executive Director Fred S. Sganga and Stony Brook University President Samuel Stanley to formally announce a joint effort between the New York State Senate, the Long Island Congressional Delegation and the Veterans Administration that will deliver $16 million in funding for facility upgrades at the Home.
Mahopac, N.Y. – (11/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, along with volunteers hosted a free thanksgiving dinner for close to 600 veterans and their families at the Mahopac Fire House.
Queens, NY, November 15, 2011 – NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), ranking member on the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee, notes: “Each year, to honor the many brave men and women from Queens who have proudly served in the military and in our recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, my district offices support several youth groups to work on some great morale-boosting, holiday-themed projects designed to either applaud those now serving their country far from home, or to salute our heroic veterans housed in the VA St.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced three new initiatives to help veterans obtain affordable housing upon their return to New York State. The Governor is committing $25 million to housing assistance for veterans, giving veterans preference in Section 8 housing, and expanding the state's mortgage assistance program to include active duty service members.
"We called upon our young men and women to serve after September 11, and now we must do all that we can to help them as they return home," Governor Cuomo said. "These programs will aid our veterans as they transition back to civilian life and give them the assistance they need to obtain stable and affordable housing in New York."
Earlier on this Veterans Day, Senator Robach had the privilege to speak at, and take part in, a ceremony at The Blue Cross Arena at Rochester War Memorial. Senator Robach was honored to present the wreath on behalf of the Town of Greece with Supervisor John Auberger. It was great to meet so many of our veterans that live in our community. Thank you again to all the men and women who have served our country, and continue to do so today.
Please join me in making a special effort to honor the courage, dedication and commitment shown by all of our Veterans. They are true heroes that are deserving of our respect and admiration each and every day. Because of their dedication and service, the United States remains a beacon of freedom and liberty to the entire world. Thank you for your service to our great nation and god bless America.
Queens, NY – “Today, we honor all of the brave individuals who put our nation’s safety before their own lives. Our veterans deserve thanks every single day for their love of this country and their sense of responsibility to protect us from danger. I salute New York’s veterans as well as veterans across the country for their dedication to ensuring our safety from those who wish to do us harm. Their service is admirable.”
Senator Gianaris continues to accept nominations for the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Nominations can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Senator Gianaris’ district office at 718-728-0960. Inductees will be announced early next year.
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this morning hosted his ninth annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast, honoring the men and women who served our country.
The event, which had an attendance of over 150 veterans from WWII through Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, including five Wounded Warriors who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the Senator’s way to thank all those who sacrificed for our freedoms.
Veterans Day is a day to honor all veterans for their service to our country. It is observed on Nocember 11, the aniversary of the Armistince that signified the end of World War I, which formally ended at the 11th hour of the11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
Im 1938, Congress passed an act that made the 11th day of each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day." On October 8, 1938, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation, stating, "In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose."
On Veterans Day, Americans should pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our veterans. Whether combat veterans or Cold War veterans, all who served need to be given proper praise for a job well done. Our veterans have faced hardships that a non-veteran could never fully understand. Some have faced death in defending our nation’s freedom. Veterans possess the core American values of loyalty, duty, respect, honor, selfless service, personal courage and integrity.
I want to invite local residents to nominate veterans whose service on behalf of our nation designates them as aninductee of the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.Once you have printed and completed the form, please send it to my office at:
"We all know and appreciate our veterans for keeping our country safe and free," Senator Farley said, "but do we ever take the time to tell them? Take time on Veterans Day to shake the hand of a veteran and say 'thank you' -- that all of the sacrifices were worth it. Also remember to thank our current military personnel for their service to our country."
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.
It will be observed at a time when the world's stage remains embroiled in uncertainty and instability. It truly is a momentous and dangerous time in world history and our annual tribute to veterans takes on many shades of meaning.
On Wednesday, November 9th, Hilton held its Veterans Day ceremony, which included the dedication of the Veterans Wall at Hilton Town Hall. Over 300 students from elementary and middle schools around Hilton attended this event. Also, U.S. Army Sgt. David Earl Lemcke of Hilton returned home. Veterans, emergency personnel, and members of the community welcomed home Lemcke more than 40 years after he was killed serving our Country. Calling hours will be held on Friday. Saturday, his funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. at First Bible Baptist Church on Manitou Road.
News From New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: November 10, 2011Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | email@example.com | (518) 455-3531
Senator Shirley L. Huntley Urges all New Yorkers to Thank Our Servicemen and Women This Veterans Day
In recognition of Veterans Day this Friday, November 11th, Senator Shirley L. Huntley (D-Jamaica), is encouraging everyone in the State of New York and throughout the country, to thank our brave servicemen and women, for without them our basic civil liberties would be in jeopardy every day.”