Issues: Veterans

Senator Young Presents Medals to Local Veterans

Corporal Carlo and the family of Private First Class Daversa receive medals to acknowledge their service to our country

JAMESTOWN – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) awarded medals today to two deserving, local veterans during a Medal Presentation Ceremony at City Hall in Jamestown. Private First Class Armand “Chico” Daversa, who received the medals posthumously, and Corporal Peter Carlo were honored for their years of service and dedication to the nation.

October 4, 2012
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PRESS RELEASE: Senator Carlucci Announces 5-Point Jobs Plan to Put New Yorkers Back to Work

Senator Carlucci Announces 5-Point Jobs Plan to Put New Yorkers Back to Work

Small Businesses and Consumers Will Benefit from Targeted Tax Relief Measures and Regulatory Reform Proposals

Senator Carlucci: “We need tax and regulatory policies that will help make New York more competitive in the global economy”

ORANGEBURG, NYSenator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today was joined by small business owners and local elected officials at Nice-Pak, Inc., to announce his 5-Point Jobs Plan, a comprehensive blueprint for action that will jumpstart the economy and create jobs here in the Hudson Valley. 

October 4, 2012
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GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNS BILL ALLOWING DMV TO MARK VETERAN STATUS ON DRIVER'S LICENSES AND NON-DRIVER IDS

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation allowing the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to place a distinguishing mark on a driver’s license, or non-driver ID, to indicate its holder is a veteran. Under this law, a veteran of the United States Armed Forces may request to have this veteran status mark from the DMV. Many local businesses across the state currently provide discounts to veterans. This law will make it more simple and convenient for veterans to show and verify to a business their status as veterans on a driver’s license or non-driver ID without having to carry multiple forms of identification. In order to obtain this status from the DMV, applicants will have to submit proof that they were honorably discharged from the armed forces.

October 4, 2012
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Veterans ID Bill Signed Into Law

ONEONTA, 10/03/12 – Veterans throughout the state will be able to display their veteran status proudly on their drivers’ licenses under legislation (S.6799) signed into law today.  The new legislation was co-sponsored by Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) and inspired in part by a request from a proud serviceman from the 51st district.

“This legislation is a straightforward method that will identify veterans, who have put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms, and help them receive special discounts at businesses statewide, ” said Senator Seward.  “Easing the ID process for veterans and businesses who want to provide our brave servicemen and women with a thank you shouldn’t be that difficult.”

October 3, 2012
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New Windsor Veteran's Breakfast

Senator Bill Larkin joins Ray Phillips (FDNY Chairman Widows & Orphans) and Joe McGuiness at the weekly New Windsor Veteran's breakfast.

September 21, 2012
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Join Senator Carlucci’s Veterans Advisory Committee

In order to encourage dialogue between Albany and the veterans community, Senator Carlucci every few months holds an informative Veterans Advisory Committee meeting in Rockland County. This is a chance for veterans to learn about what services are available to them and their families at the state level, offer their ideas and suggestions on specific legislation being debated in the New York State Legislature, and make their voices heard. 

September 17, 2012
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PTSD PROGRAM FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY VETS TO LAUNCH IN NOVEMBER

Senator Ritchie Secures Funds for Program Named to Honor “9-11 Vet” 

September 11, 2012
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SENATOR GALLIVAN SERVES AS EMCEE AT WYOMING COUNTY VETS HIGHWAY RIBBON-CUTTING

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan joined local leaders and hundreds of veterans from across Wyoming County as a portion of NYS Rt. 20A was officially designated The Wyoming County Veterans Memorial Highway. Gallivan introduced the necessary legislation earlier this year along with state assemblyman, Daniel Burling, a Vietnam veteran himself.

“There is no more important constituency of mine than Western New York’s Veterans and their families,” Senator Gallivan said. “It’s important we always keep them in our thoughts, and I hope a new Memorial Highway will be both a reminder of their service and a tribute to their sacrifice.”

August 29, 2012
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Greece Central School District Summer Graduation

(Rochester, NY) - Last Thursday, I had the privilege to speak at the ceremony to honor Greece Central School Distirct graduates. Diplomas were given for students who completed the General Education Development (GED) program through adult literacy and the Bridges program and high school students. 83-year old Jerry Oransky received the New York State Operation Recognition award. Through this program, veterans can earn their high school diploma if they left school without graduating.

August 28, 2012
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Letter to the Editor from Senator Addabbo‏

August 27, 2012 

Dear Editor: 

August 28, 2012
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2012 Veterans BBQ

On Saturday afternoon, August 25, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., welcomed some 130 veterans and their families to his 4th annual Veterans’ BBQ held outside his Howard Beach district office and VFW Post 2565, under the leadership of Mr. Pat Connolly.  This largest-ever turnout by veterans and their families enjoyed plentiful amounts of hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, ice cream and soda, served up by the senator’s staff and local volunteers. The block-party atmosphere promoted camaraderie and the crowd also was treated to  music performed by a local singer and a guitarist.

August 27, 2012
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2012 Veterans BBQ

On Saturday afternoon, August 25, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., welcomed some 130 veterans and their families to his 4th annual Veterans’ BBQ held outside his Howard Beach district office and VFW Post 2565, under the leadership of Mr. Pat Connolly.  This largest-ever turnout by veterans and their families enjoyed plentiful amounts of hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, ice cream and soda, served up by the senator’s staff and local volunteers. The block-party atmosphere promoted camaraderie and the crowd also was treated to  music performed by a local singer and a guitarist.

August 27, 2012
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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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