Issues: Veterans

MID HUDSON NEWS: WESTCHESTER VETS MAY PARTICIPATE IN ‘SMILING ON AMERICA’S HEROES’ PROGRAM

WHITE PLAINS – Non-active duty Westchester County veterans who did not receive a service connected hearing or vision condition may now participate in a program that will offer them discount dental and eye care.

September 19, 2011
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JAMESTOWN WWII VET INDUCTED INTO SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

JAMESTOWN – Jamestown resident Anthony “Tony” J. Costanzo has earned a special place of distinction in recognition of his meritorious military service during WWII and his tireless advocacy on behalf of his fellow veterans.

Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) hosted a special ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Chapter #865 in Jamestown on Friday to induct Tony as a member of the 2011 New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

"It is my honor to recognize Tony who has lived a life of service not only to his country but to his community as well. He embodies the definition of a true American hero and is the exact type of individual this Hall of Fame was created to honor," said Senator Young.

September 19, 2011
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HONORING LOCAL HERO “JIGGS” PETRUCCI ON HIS LONG-AWAITED TRIP TO NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MEMORIAL

Nearly 60 years after the end of World War II, the most defining conflict in our Nation’s history, the National World War II Memorial was dedicated in Washington D.C. The memorial represents an everlasting testament to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the 16 million Americans who served in the armed forces during the war, the more than 400,000 who died, and the millions who supported the war effort from home.

September 16, 2011
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Times Herald Record news report on local September 11th ceremonies in the Hudson Valley

Times Herald Record news report on local September 11th ceremonies in the Hudson Valley.

September 14, 2011
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THE PATCH: PROGRAM BRINGS DENTAL AND VISION BENEFITS FOR VETERANS TO WESTCHESTER

By Brian Marschhauser

State and county politicians gathered in White Plains Monday in an effort to raise awareness for Smiling on America’s Heroes—a new program that provides discounted dental and eye care for retired military veterans.

September 14, 2011
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LOHUD: ASTORINO, BALL AND CASTELLI PLUG PRIVATE VETERAN HEALTH PROGRAM

 

Posted by: Gerald McKinstry

Joined by veterans and veteran’s advocates earlier today, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino promoted the “Smiling on America’s Heroes,” a discount dental and eye care program that is available to veterans and their dependents. Also endorsing it was State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson, and Assemblyman Bob Castelli, R-Goldens Bridge.

September 12, 2011
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PRESS RELEASE: SMILING ON AMERICA’S HEROES (WITH VIDEO)

 

(Senator Greg Ball and Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino announcing the launch of Smiling on America’s Heroes in Westchester County) 

September 12, 2011
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9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies Around Our Community

On Sunday, September 11th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a number of September 11th remembrance ceremonies around my district to mark the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. These photos come from ceremonies at Lakeshore Community Church, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, and Greece Assembly of God. It was honor to be with so many members of our Fire Departments, Police Departments, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Technicians. All of the ceremonies were extremely moving and very well done. 10 years ago, terrorists tried to divide us, but they have only made us more unified than ever. They tried to confuse us, but now we see as clear as we ever had.

September 12, 2011
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AMITY HIGHWAY & BRIDGE REDEDICATED IN HONOR OF LOCAL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

AMITY – On Thursday, Medal of Honor recipient Corporal Jason Dunham was honored by over a hundred family, friends, elected officials, military personnel and veterans during a special road and bridge dedication ceremony spearheaded by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean).

August 25, 2011
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MEDIA ADVISORY: BONACIC WILL HOST APPRECIATION BREAKFAST FOR VETERANS

State Senator John J. Bonacic (R/C/I – Mt Hope) will hold a complimentary breakfast for Veterans on Monday, August 29, 2011 from  8:30 – 10:00 a.m.,  at the Glasco Fire Company Banquet Hall, 138 Liberty St. Ext., Glasco, NY.

August 24, 2011
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ADDABBO HOSTS BBQ FOR OVER 100 VETERANS & THEIR FAMILIES

On Saturday afternoon, August 20, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., welcomed over 100 veterans and their families to his 3rd annual Veterans’ BBQ held outside his Howard Beach district office and VFW Post 2565, under the leadership of Mr. Pat Connolly.  The veterans and their families were served hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, ice cream and soda by the Senator’s staff and local volunteers, while they enjoyed camaraderie and the comedy and music of Rock’n’ Randy and Johnny Christ.

August 22, 2011
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WWII veteran Margaret Gill honored in North Tonawanda

The late Margaret Gill, a US Army nurse who grew up in North Tonawanda, has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame, according to Senator George Maziarz.  A plaque commemorating Gill’s service was unveiled today in North Tonawanda City Hall.

August 19, 2011
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August 28, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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August 21, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Public Hearing: To build awareness about hydraulic fracturing and solicit testimony regarding legislation and public policies needed to protect the health and welfare of the public and our environment

Aug. 23 Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military AffairsChair: Senator Greg BallPublic Hearing: To build awareness about hydraulic fracturing and solicit testimony regarding legislation and public policies needed to protect the health and welfare of the public and our environmentPlace: Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah, New YorkTime: 9:30 A.M. – 12:45 P.M.Contact: Ali Skinner (845) 200-9716ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

August 23, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES COAST GUARD CAPTAIN GEORGE CAPACCI WILL SERVE ON THE SAMPSON VETERANS MEMORIAL CEMETERY COMMITTEE

Captain George Capacci, a highly-accomplished veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and a native of Seneca County, will join other military, business and community leaders to support the ongoing operations of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery as a member of the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery Committee.

August 12, 2011
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