Issues: Veterans

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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Senator Greg Ball Hosts Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner

Mahopac, N.Y. – (11/12/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, along with volunteers hosted a free thanksgiving dinner for close to 600 veterans and their families at the Mahopac Fire House.

November 29, 2011
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Senator Celebrates Veteran's Day 2011

On Veteran’s Day, Senator Stewart-Cousins attended several events throughout her district to honor the service of our military. The following Sunday, she participated in the 2nd annual “Walk for Wounded Veterans” at Tibbetts Brook Park. Organized in part by Shoprite, the walk raised money for Tower of Hope, a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs to wounded veterans. For more information about The Tower of Hope, click here.

November 23, 2011
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YUGOSLAVIAN WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN INDUCTED INTO VETERAN’S HALL OF FAME

 

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/14/11) – Twenty-seven veterans throughout the Hudson Valley were honored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) at the Veterans’ Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday.

November 22, 2011
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U.S. AIR FORCE COMM. TECH. INDUCTED INTO VETERAN’S HALL OF FAME

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/14/11) – Twenty-seven veterans throughout the Hudson Valley were honored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) at the Veterans’ Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday.

November 22, 2011
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