Issues: Veterans

CHAIRMAN BALL FIGHTS FOR VETS, UNVEILS JOBS BILL FOR VETERANS

Enlists Support of Service Disabled Heroes

March 6, 2012
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SENATOR SALAND’S LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE A BURIAL FLAG TO VETERANS OF THE NEW YORK GUARD PASSES THE SENATE

Senator Steve Saland (R, I, C - Poughkeepsie) today announced that the Senate has passed his legislation that provides authority to the Adjunct General to present a burial flag to those who have honorably served in the New York Guard (S.1431).

March 6, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT PUTNAM VALLEY HS

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY******Thursday, March 8th at 3:00 p.m.***

March 6, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT GRAVES OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS

SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT GRAVES OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS  The New York State Senate passed legislation that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran cemetery markers that are over 75 years old, and would create the new crime of desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place.  These bills continue the Senate’s commitment to maintain the dignity of veterans’ cemeteries and commemorative property.The Senate passed a bill (S.1504), sponsored by Senator William Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran’s commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia that are over 75 years old. 

March 6, 2012
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Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Graves of Civil War Veterans

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran cemetery markers that are over 75 years old, and would create the new crime of desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place.  These bills continue the Senate’s commitment to maintain the dignity of veterans’ cemeteries and commemorative property.

The Senate passed a bill (S.1504), sponsored by Senator William Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran’s commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia that are over 75 years old.  

March 5, 2012
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THE PATCH: SENATOR BALL DELIVERS $18,000 GRANT TO PEEKSKILL AMERICAN LEGION

 

Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) delivered a lifeline for the Peekskill American Legion Post #0274 in the form of an $18,000 grant, which will be used for critical renovations.

March 5, 2012
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SENATE PASSES LEGISLATION TO PROTECT GRAVES OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS

The New York State Senate today passed legislation that would prohibit the unauthorized sale of veteran cemetery markers that are over 75 years old, and would create the new crime of desecration of a veteran cemetery plot, grave or burial place. These bills continue the Senate’s commitment to maintain the dignity of veterans’ cemeteries and commemorative property.

March 5, 2012
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Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department 2.11.12

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – 57th District) recognized Pete Dawson (left) for his 50 years of service to the Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department at the department’s annual banquet on February 11. Mr. Dawson is a past chief of the department and currently serves as the department's Fire Chaplain. His wife, Linda Dawson (right), attended the event, which was held at the Lakewood Fire Department Training Grounds. Lakewood Volunteer Fire Department is one 42 fire departments serving Chautauqua County.

March 2, 2012
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American Legion Testimonial Dinner

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - 57th District) honored American Legion Department of New York Commander W. Michael Bowen (right), American Legion Auxiliary Department of New York President Ann Geer, and Sons of the American Legion Detachment of New York Commander Greg "Doc" K. Gibbs at the Cattaraugus County American Legion's Testimonial Dinner on Saturday, February 4 at the Randolph American Legion Post 181 in Randolph. The American Legion is our nation's largest advocacy group for veterans.

March 2, 2012
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Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department Annual Installation Banquet

Senator Catharine Young and Assemblyman Joe Giglio (left) joined Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department Chief Steve Raiport (right) for the department’s annual installation banquet on Saturday, January 21. During the banquet, Arnold Andolsek (2nd from left) and Julius Szymanski (center) were recognized for providing over 50 years of service to the Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department.

March 2, 2012
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2/29/2012: Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Public Hearing

Topic: To solicit information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans returning from combat.

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that occurs after a  person has experienced a traumatic event. A traumatic event is a horrible, scary, or life threatening event that a person experiences personally. It is common for US military personnel and veterans to experience PTSD symptoms. These symptoms may include:

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR BALL UNVEILS TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT HENDRICK HUDSON TUESDAY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/28/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) presented his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.

March 1, 2012
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 12:00 PM, Tuesday, March 6, 2012 Room 124 CAP

March 6, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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DAILY CORTLANDT: VETERANS HONORED IN HEN HUD HIGH SCHOOL

 

by Jessica Glenza

MONTROSE, N.Y. – World War II veteran Frank Campanaro was honored by New York State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) Tuesday afternoon, his picture and a brief biography hung on Ball’s Veteran’s Wall of Fame in the Hendrick Hudson High School main hallway.

March 1, 2012
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THE PATCH: HEN HUD HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME

 

By Liz Giegerich

A proud 88-year-old retired Sergeant Squad Leader stood amongst teenagers and local politicians at Hendrick Hudson High school Tuesday, honored to be a part of the Veterans Wall of Fame. WWII Veteran Frank Campanaro, a Town of Cortlandt resident, said he was surprised to be picked out of the many veterans in the area to be featured as one of the 27 featured with photographs and biographies on the Wall. New York State 40th District Senator Greg Ball and his Veterans Committee created the wall last year. Featured veterans were nominated by their local municipalities.

March 1, 2012
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Zeldin & McDonald Host Public Hearing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans

Albany, N.Y – State Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) and State Senator Roy McDonald (R- Saratoga) hosted a public hearing on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Combat Veterans in Albany this past Wednesday, February 29, 2012, to gain information to help improve early diagnoses, increase access to treatment, and provide crisis and support services.

Both McDonald (above left) and Zeldin (above right) have both served in the military. McDonald served in the U.S. Army’s First Cavalry Division as a Forward Observer in the Vietnam War. In the summer of 2006, while assigned to the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, Zeldin deployed to Iraq with an infantry battalion of fellow paratroopers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 1, 2012
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SENATOR BALL TO UNVEIL TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME AT HENDRICK HUDSON TUESDAY

 

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/27/12) – On Tuesday, February 28, Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) will present his traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame at Hendrick Hudson High School with some local veterans whose own faces grace this wall of tribute.

February 27, 2012
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LOHUD: FREE VETERANS’ BURIALS SOUGHT

 

Written by: Michael Risinit

New York is one of only 10 states not participating in a federal program that pays for a final resting place for those who served their country.

February 27, 2012
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THE PATCH: BALL, CASTELLI CALL FOR LEGISLATURE TO PASS STATE VETS CEMETERY LAW

 

By Tom Auchterlonie

Two state lawmakers are calling on their colleagues to pass legislation that will let New York enter into a federal funding program to create a state veterans’ cemetery for the area.

February 24, 2012
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DAILY MT. KISCO: BALL SPEAKS IN MT KISCO ON VETERAN’S CEMETERY BILL

 

by Alex Birsh

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. — State Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson) of the 40th Senate District visited Mount Kisco on Thursday and spoke passionately about trying to pass his veteran’s assistance bill that is currently on the floor. His bill, labeled S5381A/A1386A, is to make New York state create a state-owned cemetery in his senate district.

February 24, 2012
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