Issues: Veterans

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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Veterans Job Fair

Description Please dress in business attire, bring plenty of resumes and be prepared to interview.

February 1, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL UNVEILS YEAR-END REVIEW

Review Cites Progress For New York On Taxpayer Protection, Public Safety, Economic Justice, Public Integrity, Civil Rights & Environmental Protection

The Office of Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued an end-of-the-year review detailing many of its accomplishments in areas including public safety, economic justice, taxpayer protection, public integrity, civil rights and environmental protection.

December 29, 2011
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Gallivan Introduces Legislation to Create Wyoming County Veterans Memorial Highway

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I - 59th District) announced today that he has officially introduced legislation (S.6061) to designate a stretch of Rt. 20A as "Wyoming County Veterans Highway". The portion to be designated traverses 16 miles between the intersection of Rt. 20A and Rt. 98, in the Hamlet of Varysburg, and the intersection of Rt. 20A and Rt. 246 in the Town of Sheldon.

December 21, 2011
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January 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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12/19/2011: Welcome Home Veterans

VFW Proctor Hopson Post #1896

110-02 Merrick Boulevard

December 19, 2011
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FORMER GREEN BERET HONORED WITH MEDALS

OLEAN – A former Green Beret who served for two tours in the U.S. Army was honored on Thursday with long overdue awards he never received.

Sgt. Mark Close of Olean was surrounded by friends and family at a special ceremony held at Senator Catharine Young’s office where he received the Korea Defense Service Medal, the New York State Medal For Merit, and the Cold War Recognition Certificate.

“It always is a tremendous privilege to present medals to deserving veterans like Sgt. Close. As a Green Beret, Sgt. Close went through intense training in order to better protect our country. Like all veterans, he is deserving of our respect and gratitude and it is my honor to thank him for his outstanding service,” said Senator Young.

December 15, 2011
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Senate Commemorates Pearl Harbor Day

On December 7th, the Senate unanimously passed a resolution commemorating Pearl Harbor Day in honor of the American lives lost during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii in 1941. Four days later, Senator Stewart-Cousins presented a copy of the resolution to Harold Dworetzky, Chairman of the Yonkers Central Committee of Veterans following a Flag raising event the group held at the historic Sherwood House in Yonkers.

December 14, 2011
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RITCHIE GATHERS 20,000 ‘STARS FOR TROOPS’

 Overwhelming Response Shows Area’s Respect for Soldiers

December 9, 2011
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Remembering Pearl Harbor

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

from the New York Times

December 7, 2011
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