Issues: Veterans

Suffolk Veterans Begin Post -Traumatic Stress Disorder Support Program

Newsday: December 10, 2012 9:44 PMUpdated: December 10, 2012 9:53 PMBy PAUL LAROCCO  paul.larocco@newsday.com  A small group of Suffolk war veterans will gather this week to help each other cope with post-traumatic stress disorder -- making the county one of the first to test a new peer-to-peer support program. County officials Monday launched the Pfc. Joseph Dwyer program, named after the Mount Sinai native who died from a drug overdose in 2008, five years after he was immortalized in a widely published photograph showing his rescue of a child during combat in Iraq.

December 11, 2012
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Senator Young Presents Medal to Family of WWII Veteran

Private First Class Taft served our nation during the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge

LIVONIA – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) awarded a New York State Conspicuous Service Cross Medal today to the family of Private First Class Mortimer Taft, who bravely served his county during World War II and passed away in 1969. The ceremony took place at the packed Harrison-Lee American Legion Post #283 in Livonia, NY.

December 10, 2012
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SENATOR CARLUCCI HOSTS VETERANS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST ON PEARL HARBOR DAY

Over 100 Veterans and Family Members Attend, Including World War II Servicemen

NYACK, NY – In commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today held his first annual Veterans Appreciation Breakfast, offering a free brunch to scores of veterans who served in combat in World War II up through the war in Afghanistan.  Many of the attendees are members of the Senator's Veterans Advisory Committee. 

December 10, 2012
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PFC JOSEPH DWYER PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM LAUNCHES IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

Veteran Outreach Made Possible Through Grant Secured by Senator Ritchie

Returning veterans suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other combat related illnesses can now get care through a new peer-support program located in Jefferson County. 

The PFC Joseph Dwyer Peer Support Program for Veterans—located at 247 State Street in Watertown—was made possible in part through a grant secured by State Senator Patty Ritchie. 

December 7, 2012
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Pearl Harbor Day

Today, on the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, we remember and honor the thousands of Americans who lost their lives and were wounded on that tragic day.

The attacks on Pearl Harbor were an assault upon our entire Nation and upon the sense of freedom, peace and safety we enjoy as American citizens.

In the wake of the attacks, America entered World War II and displayed our strength to the entire globe through the bravery of the members of our military who successfully defended our freedom and our Nation.

December 7, 2012
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Remembering Pearl Harbor ~ December 7, 1941

Remembering Pearl Harbor -- December 7, 1941 -- with reflections

from the Elmira Star-Gazette

 and the Associated Press.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 901 at 113 Keefe St. on Elmira’s Southside will hold an observance event at 11 a.m. today to commemorate Pearl Harbor Day. The public is welcome.

 

 

December 7, 2012
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CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NEW YORKERS SEND MORE THAN 2,200 HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO TROOPS

Senator Ritchie Partners with Radio Host, American Red Cross for ‘Holiday Mail for Heroes’

Central and Northern New Yorkers have donated more than 2,200 holiday cards to State Senator Patty Ritchie’s offices for distribution to service members at military installations, veterans hospitals and other locations around the world through the American Red Cross program “Holiday Mail for Heroes.” 

Earlier this holiday season, Senator Ritchie partnered with Ogdensburg native and radio personality Melody Burns to enlist the public’s support for  the initiative.   

December 4, 2012
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'Christmas came early for one local veteran' -- watch and read more here

A great gathering yesterday in Erin in support of a local wounded veteran, Army Sgt. Robert Costley.

From WENY-TV: "Christmas came early for one local veteran."  Watch the full WENY newcast here.

Watch more on WETM-TV.

And read more in today's Corning Leader.

December 3, 2012
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Senator Young honors James Gallman for his years of service.

Senator Young was pleased to honor James Gallman for his years of service at an event this week in Allegany County. James Gallman served with the National Guard from 1966-1973, then later became an Allegany County Legislator and a Board of Elections Commissioner.

Senator Young presented him with a New York State Long and Faithful Service Ribbon and a framed companion certificate announcing the award signed by Maj. Gen. Murphy, the state Adjutant General. There was also a personal letter from the general to Lieutenant Gallman.

November 29, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO LAUNCHES ANNUAL DRIVE TO BENEFIT THE TROOPS

Continuing his unwavering commitment to the brave men and women serving our Nation, State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced the start of his annual Holiday Drive for the Troops. 

Each year during the Holiday Season, Senator Nozzolio collects nonperishable items from the community to be sent to military personnel deployed overseas. Senator Nozzolio was inspired to begin this annual drive with the help and support of Belinda McElroy of Sodus. Belinda’s youngest son, Sean served in Iraq and her oldest son, Patrick served in Afghanistan. 

November 19, 2012
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November 14, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Veterans Day 2012

Throughout this past weekend, I had the honor and privilege to be a part of many great events around our community to honor all of our veterans as a part of Veterans Day weekend. Thank you to all of the courageous ment and women who sacrificed so much to fight for our country, and allow us to enjoy life as we know it today. Best wishes to all of the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom each and every day around the world. For many more photos from this weekend's Veterans Day events, visit https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151162419778090.461735.22775...

November 13, 2012
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Senator Dean Skelos and The New York State Senate Salute New York's Veterans

While too many people continue to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we must join together 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.

November 11, 2012
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO'S VETERANS DAY MESSAGE

"Today we honor and pay tribute to true American heroes; our veterans.

Since the birth of our nation, America has been a beacon of hope and opportunity because of the freedoms its citizens enjoy. But the freedoms and opportunities that are the cornerstones of the "American Dream" would not exist without the American heroes who fought to protect them throughout our history. Every American veteran deserves our respect, gratitude, and appreciation for their service.

November 11, 2012
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Senator Jeff Klein to Host Jobs Fair for Veterans on Wednesday, November 14th at the Hutchinson Metro Center in The Bronx

The Bronx, NY – On Wednesday, November 14th at the Hutchinson Metro Center at 1200 Waters Place in The Bronx, NY, Senator Klein will host a job fair exclusively for our nation’s veterans. At the event, over 30 New York and Bronx based employers will reach out to veterans about current openings at their company or institution. To maximize the use of each veteran’s time, Senator Klein has only invited those employers who currently have job opportunities available and are actively seeking to employ our returning vets.

November 9, 2012
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School #36 26th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

On Thursday night, I had the honor to speak at, and talk with students, faculty, staff, their families, and local veterans at the annual Veterans Day ceremony. This was the 26th year for the ceremony. The students, faculty, and staff did a wonderful job as always on this great annual event to honor those who have served our Country.

November 9, 2012
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St. Lawrence School Veterans Day Concert

On Wednesday night, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, the annual St. Lawrence School Veterans Day concert. Students from grades 4-6 took part in the concert to honor our country and those who have served it. Great job by all the students!

November 8, 2012
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November 5, 2012
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Senator Dean Skelos and The New York State Senate Salute New York's Veterans

Senator Dean Skelos and The New York State Senate Salute New York's Veterans.

 

Click here to view the NYS Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.

November 5, 2012
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