Issues: Veterans

Veterans Annual Legislative Breakfast

On Sunday, February 12th, I had the privilege to attend, and speak at, The Veterans Memorial and Executive Council's Annual Legislative Breakfast.

February 13, 2012
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2/11/2012: Send a Female Veteran a Valentine

News from New York StateSenator Shirley L. HuntleyFor Immediate Release: February 13, 2012Contact: Antonio Rodriguez |arodrigu@nysenate.gov |(518) 455-3531

Senator Huntley Encourages Everyone to Send a Female Veteran a Valentine

February 11, 2012
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SENATOR CARLUCCI HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL VALENTINES FOR VETERANS CELEBRATION

Suffern, NY (February 10, 2012) – Surrounded by scores of local veterans, school administrators and distinguished guests, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today hosted his second annual Valentines for Veterans Celebration at the VFW Ramapo Post 2973 in Suffern.  The organized event amassed a whopping 2,500 valentines that were donated by more than 35 schools throughout the 38th State Senate District.    

February 10, 2012
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SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME MAKES A STOP AT MONTROSE

 

 

Montrose, N.Y. – (2/9/2012) – On Thursday, February 9th, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame stopped at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Montrose so that residents could learn the stories behind the twenty-seven veterans whose names and faces grace the wall. Five of the Veterans that are featured on the wall were in attendance including Eugene Parotta (Croton)Duke Searles (Peekskill)Robert Ulrich (Putnam Valley)Stephen Moravick (Somers), and Gil Tarbox (Kent)

February 10, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: VALENTINE'S DAY COMES EARLY FOR LOCAL HEROES

VALENTINE’S DAY COMES EARLY FOR LOCAL HEROES

Kids Give Heartfelt Thanks to Veterans

Nanuet, NY – (February 8, 2012) – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Senator David Carlucci on Friday will host his second annual “Valentines for Veterans Celebration” where 60 fourth grade students from Pearl River’s Franklin Avenue Elementary School will be presenting valentines and singing tribute songs to Rockland County’s brave veterans and featured guests. 

February 8, 2012
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Your Voice with Senator Greg Ball: Veterans 1/23/12

Jan 23, 2012 -- Senator Greg Ball discusses veterans issues with guest Eugene Parotta: Chairman of Senator Ball's Veterans Advisory Council.

January 31, 2012
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STATE SENATE WELCOMES FT. DRUM COMMANDER, MAJOR GENERAL MARK A. MILLEY

Honors Decorated Leader with Official Resolution

January 25, 2012
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RITCHIE: USE STATE CONTRACTS TO HELP RETURNING VETS FIND WORK


Asks Governor to Expand Law to Aid Jobless Veterans

January 24, 2012
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VETERANS HOMES FUNDING INCREASED IN 2012 BUDGET

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/19/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) said he is pleased to announce that his fight to increase the funding for New York State’s Veterans Homes is a victory.

January 23, 2012
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LARKIN LEGISLATION MOVES OUT OF VETERANS COMMITTEE

Bill Would Prohibit Cemeteries From Selling Historic Cemetery Markers or Monuments

Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to prohibit the sale of veteran’s cemetery markers or monuments moved out the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs this week.  Senate bill S.1504 prohibits the unauthorized sale of commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia from the graves of veterans that are over 75 years old by cemeteries if such property is currently placed or located within a cemetery.

January 20, 2012
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Veterans Federal Career Opportunities Seminar

VETERANS FEDERAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ORIENTATION PROGRAM

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

January 18, 2012
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Stanley Maziarz of North Tonawanda honored by Sikora Post

On  Friday January 13, 2012 Stanley Maziarz of North Tonawanda was honored at a reception held by the Sikora Post in North Tonawanda for being named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France.  Senator Maziarz had the distinct pleasure of speaking about Stanley's great accomplishments as well as presenting him with his original letter from President Nicholas Sarkozy framed.  Senator was joined at this event by numerous veteran members of the Sikora Post, Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour, North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt, City of Tonawanda Mayor and North Tonawanda native Ron Pilozzi and elected officials from the City of North Tonawanda.  Senatory Maziarz stated that it was a pleasure to attend such an event to honor a hero of this country.

January 17, 2012
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MEDIA ADVISORY: YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WELCOME SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME

 

January 17th at 3 p.m.

Brewster, N.Y. – (1/16/11) – The students at Yorktown High School will welcome Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon in Yorktown, NY. Dr. Ralph Napolitano will emcee the ceremony, and the students will say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem.

January 17, 2012
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LEWISBORO LEDGER: TRAVELING VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME UNVEILED AT JOHN JAY MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

Written by Ken Mastro

The traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame was unveiled at John Jay Middle School in Cross River on Thursday, Jan. 12. The wall pays tribute to the 27 veterans from throughout Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November. Each city, town and village within state Senator Greg Ball’s district was asked to nominate a veteran. Retired Private First Class Robert Joseph Williams of South Salem represented Lewisboro. It was the inaugural unveiling of the wall, which will be transported to other communities over the next three months. Each veteran’s picture and story appears on the wall.

January 15, 2012
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DAILY LEWISBORO: BALL’S VETERANS’ WALL OF FAME MAKES ITS DEBUT

by Bob Dumas

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – It was a simple enough display: door-like panels were opened in a zigzag accordion fashion with each panel displaying a series of placards that contained a photo of an area war vet and his biography.

January 15, 2012
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Senator Maziarz thanks local veterans who pushed for new law

Today at North Tonawanda City Hall, Senator George Maziarz thanked two local veterans, John Zaleski and Walt Buchalski, for their advocacy on behalf of those who have served their country in the military.  The two North Tonawanda residents presented Senator Maziarz with the idea for a new law (Chapter 16 of the Laws of 2011) that encourages municipalities to erect bulletin boards displaying helpful information for veterans in their city, town or village halls.  In turn, Senator Maziarz, presented John and Walt with framed “pen certificates” in honor of Governor Cuomo signing the bill into law last year. 

January 13, 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 10:30 AM, Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Room 124 CAP

January 18, 10:30 AM - 10:56 AM
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Senator Griffo's Weekly Column #2: Helping Vets With Their School Taxes

We owe a great deal to the men and women of our armed services, as well as parents whose children were lost in the preservation of our freedom.

While state legislators recognize there are no perfect words or gestures to appropriately express our gratitude, we do try to recognize this sacrifice by making it easier for veterans to live and work in New York.

January 9, 2012
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