Issues: Veterans

RITCHIE TEAMS WITH HISTORIANS TO HONOR ‘HOMETOWN HEROES’

Exhibits in Jefferson, Oswego, St. Lawrence Counties Highlights Region’s Rich History of Soldiers Who Gained USA’s Top Military Honor

August 24, 2012
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HEROES OF OUR HOMETOWNS

Channel 7's Katie Alexander reports on my new Hometown Heroes exhibit featuring 15 of the 45 area residents who have received the USA's top military decoration for valor--the Medal of Honor.

The exhibit is taking place at the Jefferson County Historical Society, the St. Lawrence County Historical Society, Madrid's Heritage Days, and coming soon to Oswego County.

See the full display now by clicking here.

August 23, 2012
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Senator Farley Salutes Schenectady Veteran

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) recently presented Albert “Albie” Ferrucci with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal, the highest honor extended by the State Senate. Mr. Ferrucci also received his New York State Medal for Merit and the New York State Conspicuous Service Star, which are awarded by the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The award presentation took place in Mr. Ferrucci’s Schenectady law office where he continues to practice law along with his son and daughter.

August 23, 2012
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SENATOR ADDABBO THANKS VETERANS WITH 4th ANNUAL BBQ

Queens, NY, August 13, 2012 – Before the summer months pass all too quickly, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens), a ranking member of the Senate’s Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee, wants to invite all local veterans and their families to his 4th Annual Veterans’ Barbeque, outside his Howard Beach office.  Save the date:  

August 14, 2012
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Finding and Applying for Federal Grants | Free Training Workshop for Faith-based and Community Organizations

The Region II Federal Partners Council and Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Subcommittee are hosting a free training workshop for faith-based and community organizations on finding and applying for federal grants on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, from 9 am to 1 pm. at Mt.

August 14, 2012
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Senator Fuschillo's 2012 Veterans Tribute Video

Following is a veterans tribute video put together by Senator Fuschillo to thank local veterans for their service to our nation. The video was shown to veterans at Senator Fuschillo's annual Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast.

August 13, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO CONGRATULATES NORTH MERRICK MARINE KEVIN VAUGHAN ON BEING NAMED TO STATE SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

     Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (right) presents Corporal Kevin Vaughan (right center) with the plaque that was displayed in Albany as part of the Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame exhibit. They are joined by Corporal Vaughan’s father, Jim (left center) and mother, Pat (second right), as well as Congressman Peter King (second left) and Assemblyman Dave McDonough (left).

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently congratulated Marine Corps Corporal Kevin Vaughan of North Merrick on being inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Corporal Vaughan was named to the Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame by Senator Fuschillo.

August 13, 2012
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'Sgt. Devin A. Snyder Memorial Highway' pays tribute to fallen local hero

Cohocton, N.Y.—On Tuesday, August 7, 2012, the family and friends of the late U.S. Army Sergeant Devin A. Snyder of Cohocton joined state and local leaders and area veterans at a ceremony to officially designate a portion of I-390 in Steuben County  as the “Sergeant Devin A. Snyder Memorial Highway.”  

The late afternoon ceremony was held at the Lawrence Parks Recreation Area on Atlanta Back Road in Cohocton and featured the unveiling of the new state Department of Transportation (DOT) signs designating the stretch of I-390 between Exit 2 in the town of Cohocton (northbound) to Exit 3 in the town of Wayland (southbound) as the “Sergeant Devin A. Snyder Memorial Highway.”

August 13, 2012
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Highway Dedicated to Almond E. Fisher, World War II Medal of Honor Recipient and Veterans Advocate

HUME – Decades after leading his platoon through a harrowing World War II battle for which he earned the Congressional Medal of Honor, Lt. Col. Almond E. Fisher is being memorialized for his service to the country and to its veterans.

During a ceremony Thursday afternoon, State Highway 19 in the Town of Hume was dedicated as the "Almond E. Fisher Memorial Highway." State Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I–Olean) and State Assemblyman Daniel J. Burling (R,C-Warsaw) sponsored the legislation renaming the highway.

August 9, 2012
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Senator Martins Congratulates Mineola American Legion's First Female Member

The Mineola American Legion Post #349 was honored to welcome its first ever female member during its last meeting at Mineola Village Hall. Commander Carl Marchese and Manny Grilo, who is the commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Private Adolph Block Post #1305, as well as Senator Jack M. Martins congratulated Mineola resident Yuri Karasz on her membership to the post.

“Yuri Karasz is an outstanding member of the community who accomplished so much. She served our country and now is helping others pursue their dreams of becoming medical professionals. The Mineola American Legion is an outstanding veterans organization and has only been further enriched by having her as a member,” said Senator Martins.

August 9, 2012
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Cheering on the Brave Men and Women Who Participated in the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride

Senator Owen H. Johnson and Assemblyman Phil Boyle joined with other elected officials and members of the community to cheer on the brave men and women who participated in the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride through Babylon on July 20th. The event raised money and awareness for members of our military who have been wounded in combat.  The Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride is a rehabilitative cycling program for injured servicemen and women, giving them the opportunity to reinvigorate their bodies and showing them how much life still has to offer.

August 2, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP RETURNING VETERANS FIND EMPLOYMENT

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he supported to continue helping returning veterans find employment has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

     The new law will create an employment portal on the Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website that will include links to appropriate federal and state governmental programs that assist veterans in obtaining employment.

August 2, 2012
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Free Veterans BBQ sponsored by Senator Addabbo

We Want You!

To Attend a BBQ

August 25, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS KOREAN WAR VETERANS IN DEDICATING NEW KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL IN BELLMORE

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with members of the Korean War Veterans of Nassau County in dedicating a new memorial to those who served during the Korean War.

The memorial , which was added as part of the Bellmore Veterans Memorial, was erected in honor of all the Bellmore residents who fought in the Korean War.

Senator Fuschillo (center) is pictured with members of the Korean War Veterans of Nassau County following the dedication of the new memorial.

July 30, 2012
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SAMPSON VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY: 1 YEAR LATER

A wise observer once commented, the days may be long, but the years go by quickly.

In many ways, it is very hard to believe already a year has gone by since over 2000 people gathered with great honor and dignity to dedicate the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

On that beautiful Finger Lakes summer day in late July 2011, many generations from all across America came together to honor our veterans, and to thank them for their great service to our beloved Nation.

July 30, 2012
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Angelica Army Veteran Honored in Medal Ceremony

Veteran Receives Overdue Medals, Certificate During American Legion Meeting

ANDOVER – Nearly 45 years after completing his time in the military, Specialist 4 John C. Harrington received well-deserved medals earned during his service to the country.

During a ceremony at the Allegany County American Legion Committee Meeting on Thursday, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) presented Spec. 4 Harrington with the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal and a Cold War Recognition Certificate.

July 27, 2012
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A 'MOVING' EXPERIENCE

I attended the unveiling of the Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall in Mexico (Oswego County) Thursday, so named--I am now convinced--because of the effect it has on visitors. The Wall travels across the USA to honor those who served in southeast Asia, and I was proud to join with so many of those veterans at the unveiling.

July 27, 2012
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ADDABBO: CONCERNED CHAPLAINS TO MEET IN QUEENS TO HELP OUR WARRIORS HEAL

VA New York Harbor Health Care System to Host Event for Clergy

 

July 25, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS LEGISLATION TO CONTINUE STATE'S EFFORTS TO HELP RETURNING VETERANS FIND EMPLOYMENT

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that will continue the state's efforts to assist returning service men and women in finding employment.

The new law requires the establishment of an employment portal on the Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website that will include links to appropriate federal and state governmental programs that assist veterans in obtaining employment.

July 25, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SALUTES WOUNDED WARRIORS

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with local residents and veterans to support the over 1,100 participants of the annual Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride.

     Senator Fuschillo saluted the riders at the kick-off ceremony held at Babylon Town Hall. Senator Fuschillo then joined with members of the VFW Post 7223 and the Amityville Historical Society in cheering on the riders as they passed through downtown Amityville on their way to Overlook Beach.

July 24, 2012
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