Issues: Veterans

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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SOLE SURVIVOR OF VIETNAM AMBUSH 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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MILLTOWN ASSOCIATION CHAIRMAN 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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SOMERS VETERAN INDUCTED INTO SENATOR GREG BALL’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/14/11) – Twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Among them, was Retired Technical Sergeant Stephen M. Moravick, Sr. of Somers.

November 22, 2011
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VFW POST COMMANDER 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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CAPTAIN POSTHUMOUSLY 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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PINE PLAINS VETERAN INDUCTED INTO SENATOR GREG BALL’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Carmel, N.Y. – (11/14/11) – Twenty-seven veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Among them, was  Retired Sergeant Allan F. Blackmar of Pine Plains.  

November 22, 2011
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FIFTY-YEAR MEMBER OF VETERAN’S OF FOREIGN WARS 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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COMBAT INFANTRY MEDAL RECIPIENT 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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