Issues: Veterans

SENATOR GEORGE AMEDORE INDUCTS ARCANGELO BOLLELLA INTO NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator George Amedore today announced the induction of World War II veteran Arcangelo Bollella, of Catskill, into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame honors and recognizes outstanding veterans from throughout the state who have distinguished themselves in their service, as well as their civilian life.

 

May 19, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Names Henrietta Man to Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) honored Western New York Veteran Franklin “Bob” Harder Jr. Tuesday during a ceremony at the State Capitol.  The Henrietta resident has been named to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. 

May 19, 2015
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Senator Ortt Posthumously Honors North Tonawanda Veteran in “Veterans' Hall of Fame”

Parents of Timothy G. Serwinowski On-Hand for Hall of Fame Induction 

ALBANY - State Senator Rob Ortt (R,C,I – North Tonawanda) today honored Marine veteran and Purple Heart recipient Lance Corporal Timothy G. Serwinowski, and posthumously inducted him into the New York State Veterans' Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building.

May 19, 2015
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Senator Ritchie Honoring Those Who Serve

Sen. Patty Ritchie honored 16 NNY and CNY veterans at her annual Veterans Hall of Fame event, held at the Army Reserve Center, Fort Drum, NY.

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2015 nominees include:

Grover BrittonDonald BuskeBrian CampbellJack CottetDalton FosterThomas "Hank" HenryWilliam HoganDonald KeeneyJoseph McCarthyMichael McCarthyFrederick MillardBernard PalumboGilbert PearsallEugene RenziJack RucynskiWilliam Volcko

 

May 19, 2015
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Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Highlights Teachers of Excellence and Women of Distinction and Discusses Public Safety Issues on Your Voice

On this Your Voice program, recorded on May 18, 2015, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses his 2015 Teachers of Excellence, his 2015 Women of Distinction honoree, West Point Day, the Officer Brian Moore Resolution, Court of Claims, and ticket scalping legislation.

May 19, 2015
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Ranzenhofer Honors Clarence Resident, World War II Veteran at Induction Ceremony

Albany, NY- Senator Mike Ranzenhofer honors World War II veteran, John L. Mosher, as the 61st District's inductee for the New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame.  Click here to learn more about Mosher's service to our country and community.

May 19, 2015
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SENATOR GOLDEN SET TO HONOR AMERICAN VETERANS AT MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, is today announcing that he will host his annual Memorial Day Breakfast and Awards Ceremony this Thursday, May 21, 2015, beginning at 9:30 A.M. at the Bay Ridge Manor, located at 476-76th Street in Brooklyn.

At the event, Senator Golden will present Korean War Medals to two veterans of the Korean War who never received this proper recognition. An award will be presented to a medically retired Staff Sergeant of the United States Marines, inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, and posthumously to the past President of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 72.

May 18, 2015
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ADDABBO HIGHLIGHTS 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL ARMED FORCES DAY ON SATURDAY, MAY 16TH

Queens, NY (May 15, 2015): NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, is urging his constituents to join with him this Saturday, May 16th,  in recognizing the 65th Anniversary of National Armed Forces Day in the United States.

May 15, 2015
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RITCHIE HONORS 16 OF AMERICA’S HEROES AT “VETERANS HALL OF FAME” CEREMONY

As the nation continues to celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 16 veterans from throughout Central and Northern New York Thursday, at her annual “Veterans Hall of Fame” ceremony, which took place at the U.S. Army Reserve Center near Fort Drum.

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“There are people we paid tribute to today, who fought in some of history’s most dangerous battles, including, the Invasion of Normandy, Iwo Jima and the Battle of the Bulge, as well as more recent conflicts in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Senator Ritchie.

May 14, 2015
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RITCHIE TO HONOR 16 CENTRAL AND NORTHERN NY VETERANS THURSDAY AT SPECIAL CEREMONY

State Senator Patty Ritchie will honor 16 veterans from throughout Central and Northern New York at her annual “Veterans Hall of Fame” ceremony, taking place Thursday May 14 at 1:00 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, located on Colyer Drive, just outside the gates of Fort Drum. 

Veterans were nominated for induction into the Veterans Hall of Fame by family, friends, co-workers and comrades-in-arms for their military service to our nation, and their continuing work and involvement in causes that benefit and improve our local communities.

“For the past several years, I’ve been extremely humbled to have the opportunity to honor such courageous men and women through my Veterans Hall of Fame program,” said Senator Ritchie.

May 13, 2015
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Murphy passes bill establishing Marine Capt. Eric A. Jones Memorial Highway

ALBANY, NY - On October 26, 2009, Marine Captain Eric A. Jones, 29, of Pound Ridge, gave his life for his country during Operation Enduring Freedom on a combat mission in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Today, State Senator Terrence Murphy passed his third piece of legislation this year in the State Senate, which seeks to honor Jones by ceremonially renaming a highway after him in his hometown.

Captain Jones was killed in action on his third deployment, after having served two tours in Iraq. He grew up in Pound Ridge and earned his flight wings in 2007 after graduating from Northeastern University in 2004.

May 12, 2015
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2015 West Point Day Remarks

Senator Larkin addressing the West Point delegation during the 2015 West Point Day celebration held at the Capitol in Albany.

May 7, 2015
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May 6, 2015
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RITCHIE LEGISLATION HONORS FALLEN 10TH MOUNTAIN DIVISION SOLDIER

Bill Creates "Lieutenant Colonel Todd J. Clark Memorial Highway"   

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State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced passage of  legislation she cosponsored to honor Lieutenant Colonel Todd Clark, a 17-year Army veteran and member of the 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Battalion Combat Team, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2013. 

The measure passed Wednesday would name a portion of the state highway system, near Lt. Col. Clark’s hometown of Albany, the "Lieutenant Colonel Todd J. Clark Memorial Highway.”

“While Lt. Col. Clark was a native of Albany, I was proud to represent him when he was stationed at Fort Drum,” said Senator Ritchie. 

May 6, 2015
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STATE SENATE APPROVES ADDABBO BILL TO PROVIDE VETERAN ORGANIZATIONS WITH 120 DAYS TO REMEDY VIOLATIONS

Queens, NY (May 4, 2015): In order to help veterans’ organizations avoid hefty, unaffordable monetary fines for minor building and other code violations, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has been advancing legislation (S.2495) to provide these groups with 120 days to fix problems before fines are assessed.  The bill was recently approved by the full State Senate after previously clearing the Senate Consumer Protection Committee.

May 4, 2015
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs  Senator Thomas Croci, Chair  11:30 AM, Monday, May 4, 2015  Room 124 CAP

May 4, 11:30 AM - 11:36 AM
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SENATOR MARTINS MEETS WITH MANHASSET & PORT WASHINGTON VETERANS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently had a special meeting with members of the Manhasset American Legion and the Port Washington Marine Corps League. 

     The group was leaving for Quantico, Virginia to visit the Marine Corps base and pay tribute to their fellow American heroes. Senator Martins, along with Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, met with the group before they left for Quantico to help send them off and wish them well on their trip.

April 29, 2015
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Welcome Home Ceremony for Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 5

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco poses with cadets and a World War II veteran after the Honor Fight Syracuse "Welcome Home" ceremony at Hancock Airport on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Senator DeFrancisco helped welcome home the 81 veterans who were on the Honor Flight and to thank them for their dedicated military service. 

Honor Flight is a not-for-profit organization that flies veterans to and from their war memorials in Washington, D.C.  Hundreds of family and friends of the veterans also participated in Saturday's ceremony.  

April 27, 2015
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