Issues: Veterans

SENATOR GOLDEN NAMES U.S. MARINE CORPORAL GEORGE BROADHEAD TO STATE SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, this week named Corporal George Broadhead of the United States Marines to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

Corporal Broadhead, of Gerritsen Beach, served during the Korean War. He was awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Purple Heart Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Naval Unit Citation, and campaign awards.

June 16, 2011
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Senator Farley Names Schenectady Veterans Advocate to State Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C - Schenectady) is pleased to announce James A. Wilson of Schenectady was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on Flag Day, June 14th, in Albany.

 “I had the pleasure of nominating Jim, a person who has dedicated himself to assisting fellow veterans time and time again through multiple causes and organizations,” Senator Farley said. “I appreciate Mr. Wilson for keeping our country safe and free during his military career. I also truly respect him for his community service and dedication to our fellow citizens.”

 The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Martins Inducts John S. Davanzo Into New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

D-Day Survivor, Community Leader Honored

On Flag Day, June 14, Senator Jack M. Martins inducted John S. Davanzo of Mineola into the New York State Senate Hall of Fame, which recognizes outstanding veterans from the state who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Maziarz honors Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee Margaret Gill

Senator George Maziarz tells the story of the late Margaret Gill of North Tonawanda, who was recently inducted into the NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.  Gill was a distinguished US Army nurse during World War II.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Ball and Karl Rohde on the Veterans Hall of Fame

(6/14/11) Senator Greg Ball and Karl Rohde comment on the Veterans Hall of Fame Ceremony, to which Rohde was inducted.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Ball Honors NY’s Heroes

Putnam County veteran received prestigious honor at “Hall of Fame” event

Albany, N.Y. – (06/14/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is honoring New York’s heroes at the annual New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame event. Chairman Ball is proud to announce that a Putnam County resident and highly decorated Vietnam combat veteran, Karl R. Rohde, is amongst the group of brave men and women who is being recognized.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Ball Honors Veterans on the Senate Floor

6/14/2011 – Senator Greg Ball honors the Veterans on the floor of the New York State Senate.

June 15, 2011
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Senator William Larkin, Jr. Honors 2011 Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee

Senator William Larkin, Jr. recognizes Sergeant William O. Stratis of the US Army on his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

June 15, 2011
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SENATOR SALAND HONORS MICHAEL BURKE AT THE SENATE’S VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Steve Saland (R,I,C – Poughkeepsie) today announced Michael Burke of Poughkeepsie was inducted into the Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  The veterans selected are recognized not only for their distinctive military service, but also for the service and commitment shown to their community that helps make New York a better place.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Nozzolio Honors State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee John Barwinczok of Auburn

Albany- State Senator Mike Nozzolio honored U.S. Navy veteran John Barwinczok of Auburn for his distinguished military career and dedicated volunteer work to support our local veterans. John was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, highlighting the service of a veteran from each Senate District, during a special ceremony at the State Capitol.

June 15, 2011
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Senator Fuschillo Congratualtes Roosevelt Veteran Following His Induction into Veterans' Hall of Fame

Senator Fuschillo speaks on the floor of the New York State Senate following the induction of Roosevelt veteran George A. Jones into the New York State Senate's Veterans' Hall of Fame. Senator Fuschillo selected Mr. Jones for the honor.

Click here for more information about Senator Fuschillo's 2011 Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee, George A. Jones.

June 14, 2011
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Inducts Pleasantville Native into New York State Senate Veteran's Hall of Fame

Colonel Theresa Mercado- Sconzo Sent to Abu Ghraib to restore Honor to United States After Prisoner Abuse Scandal

(Albany)- Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF- 35th District) inducted Colonel Theresa Mercado-Sconzo (United State Army Nursing Corp) into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Albany. Colonel Mercado-Sconzo, of Pleasantville, NY, was deployed to Abu Ghraib prison in March of 2005 to serve as officer in charge of the detainee camps and emergency room shortly after the prisoner abuse and torture scandal was exposed.

June 14, 2011
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SENATOR LARKIN HONORS LOCAL VETERAN

 

 William G. Stratis Nominated to the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame

 

Today, Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced that he has nominated William G. Stratis to the Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame for his dedication and sacrifice to his country.

 

"Bill Stratis is a veteran's veteran," said Senator Bill Larkin. "His sacrifices on behalf of our country and the ordeals he has gone through in service to our country are an inspiration to all of us and I am honored to call him a friend."

 

June 14, 2011
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Inducts Pleasantville Native into New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Colonel Theresa Mercado- Sconzo Sent to Abu Ghraib to Restore Honor to United States After Prisoner Abuse Scandal

(Albany)- Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/I/WF- 35th District) inducted Colonel Theresa Mercado-Sconzo (United State Army Nursing Corp) into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame at a ceremony today in Albany. Colonel Mercado-Sconzo, of Pleasantville, NY, was deployed to Abu Ghraib prison in March of 2005 to serve as officer in charge of the detainee camps and emergency room shortly after the prisoner abuse and torture scandal was exposed.

June 14, 2011
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OSWEGO COUNTY VETERANS INDUCTED INTO ‘HALL OF FAME’

Senator Patty Ritchie (R-C, Heuvelton) celebrated Flag Day Tuesday by helping to induct the Oswego County “Battle of the Bulge” Veterans into the New York State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

"When American soldiers threw back the German offensive during World War II in the conflict that we now call the "Battle of the Bulge," they literally saved the world," Senator Ritchie said in a video tribute. "Those soldiers helped bring an end to the Nazi domination of Europe and paved the way for a new era of peace and Democracy that has flourished across Europe over the past half century.

June 14, 2011
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Senator Patty Ritchie pays tribute to the Oswego County Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge

Senator Patty Ritchie pays tribute to the Oswego County Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge in a special video as part of the New York State Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame ceremony in Albany on Flag Day.

June 14, 2011
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New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Albany, N.Y., June 14—At a Flag Day ceremony in Albany earlier today, Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his state Senate colleagues paid tribute to Philip C. Smith, a highly decorated Korean War combat veteran and well-known figure in Schuyler County government and veterans’ affairs, by inducting him into the Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

June 14, 2011
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