Issues: Veterans

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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July 18, 2012
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OLEAN AIR FORCE VETERAN HONORED WITH OVERDUE MEDALS

OLEAN – When Sergeant First Class Glenn Treaster stopped by Senator Catharine Young’s office in Olean to inquire about military medals, he had no idea he would be receiving so many awards. “When I learned about the medals, I thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’ To me, this is awesome. I am getting something I didn’t know I had coming. I’m being honored. I’m on top of the world,” Sergeant Treaster said.

July 12, 2012
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BOLIVAR ARMY VETERAN RECEIVES KOREAN DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL AND COLD WAR RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE

BOLIVAR – Specialist 5 Thomas Jordan had no idea he deserved medals for his service in the Army until he spoke with long-time friend and recent medal recipient Boatswain’s Mate (BM), Third Class Daniel Little. “Dan Little, who already received medals from Senator Young, was in the Navy and said something about the Korean Defense Medal. He thought I might be eligible to receive it, told me to send my DD-214 to the Senator’s office and they would research it. That’s how it all began,” Spec. 5 Jordan said. “I would have never pursued the medal if it hadn’t been for Dan. He started it, and that’s how this all took place,” he added.

July 12, 2012
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Veterans Outreach Center Names New President/CEO

Last night, I had the privilege to attend a reception to welcome the new president and CEO of Veterans Outreach Center, Col. Gary Yaple. Veterans Outreach Center is an independent community-centered non-profit providing premier one-stop supportive services to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. For more information, visit www.veteransoutreachcenter.org.

July 11, 2012
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Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will once again be sponsoring a free breakfast for veterans as a way to thank them for their service to our country and communities.

     “We can never thank our veterans enough for their service. The veterans appreciation breakfast is a small token of gratitude for the veterans who have done so much for our country and community. I invite all local veterans to attend,” said Senator Fuschillo.

August 11, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO INVITES LOCAL VETERANS TO FREE VETERANS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will once again be sponsoring a free breakfast for veterans as a way to thank them for their service to our country and communities.

     “We can never thank our veterans enough for their service. The veterans appreciation breakfast is a small token of gratitude for the veterans who have done so much for our country and community. I invite all local veterans to attend,” said Senator Fuschillo.

July 9, 2012
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Brighton Chamber of Commerce Memorial Stone Dedication

Earlier this morning, I had the privilege to speak at the dedication ceremony at the Twelve Corners Memorial Stone in Brighton. Herb Ross, who was a vital part of the Brighton community for so many years, received the honor of having his name added to the memorial stone. I had the pleasure of working with Herb throughout the years, both on my staff and in other capacities. Herb passed away earlier this year. He was a Korean War Army veteran who also served afterward in the Army Reserve, attaining the rank of major. He volunteered for six decades at Temple B’rith Kodesh and twice served as president of the Brighton Chamber of Commerce. Herb also worked for a long time at Daw Drug Co., then as an insurance agent. I am pictured with my daughter and members of Herb's family.

July 4, 2012
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Joining Forces to Remember, Honor Hispanic-American Veterans

Efforts ongoing to construct Hispanic-American Veterans Memorial at Buffalo Naval Park.

Senator Kennedy pushing for Hispanic-American Veterans commemorative postage stamp.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – With Independence Day coming up tomorrow, Senator Tim Kennedy, D-58th District, and several prominent community leaders are joining forces to spread awareness of the many contributions of Hispanic-American Veterans. Efforts are underway to construct a Hispanic-American Veterans Memorial at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, but more work remains before the monument can be completed.

July 3, 2012
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GOV. CUOMO SIGNS 'CERJAN HIGHWAY' BILL

New Connector Road to be Named in Honor of Fort Drum Soldier

July 3, 2012
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On eve of nation's July 4th observance, Governor Cuomo signs O'Mara-Palmesano legislation to designate the 'Sergeant Devin Snyder Memorial Highway' in tribute to fallen local hero

Albany, N.Y., July 3-Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R-C, Corning) to designate a portion of I-390 in Steuben County as the “Sergeant Devin Snyder Memorial Highway” has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The designation (S.7739/A.10726/Chapter 101 of the Laws of 2012), which was unanimously approved by the Legislature two weeks ago, honors the memory and pays tribute to the life and service of United States Army Sgt. Devin A. Snyder of Cohocton, Steuben County, who was killed on June 4, 2011 while serving in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Snyder was the first female soldier from western New York to die in the war.

July 3, 2012
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RITCHIE’S ‘VOICES OF AMERICA’ PROJECT IS MAKING HISTORY

Local Veterans Memories to be Made Part of State Archives

July 3, 2012
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