Issues: Veterans

SENATOR MARTINS ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) announced that legislation he sponsored creating a Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund to support military servicemen and women who need help with housing has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The law allows New Yorkers to contribute to the fund when filing their personal income taxes. 

November 10, 2014
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A Veterans Day message from Senator O'Mara ~ see listings of local Veterans Day observances

America will be observing this year's Veterans Day with the promise of troops coming home, but with so many others still bravely engaged in the war against terrorism.

It's being observed at a time when the world's stage remains embroiled in uncertainty and instability.

It truly is a momentous and dangerous time in world history and so our annual tribute to veterans remains meaningful on so many different levels.

November 7, 2014
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RITCHIE HELPS HONOR VETERANS AT FORT DRUM CEREMONY

State Senator Patty Ritchie visited Fort Drum recently, taking part in a Veterans Day ceremony held at the post’s Memorial Park. 

At the service, those who have served were honored with a ceremonial placing of the wreath as well as remarks from those who spoke about the sacrifices made by members of our military.

November 7, 2014
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'Children honor veterans in Horseheads' ~ Center Street Elementary School holds its 7th Annual salute to veterans

The nation celebrates Veterans Day next Tuesday, November 11 ,2014.

Yesterday at the Center Street Elementary School in Horseheads, students and faculty held their 7th Annual tribute to veterans.

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Elmira Star-Gazette, "Children honor veterans in Horseheads"

November 7, 2014
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Take a Vet to School Day

In recognition of Veterans Day, I was proud to partner with Time Warner Cable and the History Channel to host Take a Vet to School Day at Gates Chili High School. This nationwide event brings veterans into the classroom to share their firsthand experiences in the armed forces and combat, and gives the students a better understanding of the sacrifices our veterans make to protect our country and our freedoms.

November 6, 2014
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THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, REMEMBER OUR TROOPS

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

 

November 3, 2014
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VETERANS’ SERVICE CREDIT LEGISLATION SENT TO THE GOVERNOR

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) announced today that Senate bill S.7839 has been sent to Governor Cuomo for his review and action.  This legislation, an extension of the Veterans Service Credit Law of 2000, would allow all honorably discharged veterans who are members of the New York State Public Retirement System to purchase up to three years of service credit for military service.  Currently, only public employees who served in the armed forces during certain military conflicts are permitted to receive this pension benefit.

October 29, 2014
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RITCHIE: HELP ME SEND HOLIDAY GREETINGS TO TROOPS

Offices to Feature Drop Boxes for “Holiday Mail for Heroes” Program

State Senator Patty Ritchie is once again calling on Central and Northern New Yorkers to join her in sending warm wishes to troops through the “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. 

An initiative sponsored by the American Red Cross, Holiday Mail for Heroes collects holiday cards, personally signed by donors, to distribute to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines at military bases, veterans’ hospitals and other locations to let them know they are remembered and appreciated back home. Last year, along with help from local residents, schools and other organizations, Senator Ritchie was able to deliver nearly 8,000 cards to the Red Cross. 

“When someone thinks of the holiday season, spending time with family and friends are two of the top things that typically come to mind,” said Senator Ritchie.  “In addition to putting their lives on the line to serve our country, members of the military make another big sacrifice—being away from their loved ones at this special time of year. To send a “touch of home” to our troops, I’m hoping that Central and Northern New Yorkers once again take the time to participate in this very important program.”

October 27, 2014
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Olean Veteran William H. Button Honored for Service in World War II

For Release: Immediate, October 24, 2014 

U.S. Navy Veteran Receives Awards Earned 70 Years Ago

            OLEAN - In recognition of his outstanding service during World War II, United States Navy veteran William H. Button was honored and presented with long overdue medals today.

            In a ceremony at the Pines in Olean, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) presented Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class (PhM3c) Button with the military medals and awards he earned serving his country overseas seven decades ago.

October 24, 2014
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Breakfast with American Legion Post 151, Wawayanda

Senator Bonacic and his wife, Pat, attended the pancake breakfast hosted by the American Legion Post 151 in Wawayanda recently.  This event benefits  the local Vietnam Vets, and here is the Senator with some of the Veteran chefs who cooked up a great meal.     

October 14, 2014
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“Salute to Veterans” Complimentary Breakfast

Veterans Information Seminar & Exhibit

9:00 a.m. at The Old Historic Bermuda Inn – 301 Veterans Rd. West

November 5, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Veterans Resource Day hosted by AMVETS Post 917 & VFW Post 7172

Receive information on:

Jobs & Employment Placement Assistance
Veteran Claims & Benefits
Walter Reed Hospital Support

October 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Grisanti Names Dan McMahon ‘Veteran Of The Month’

New York State Senator Mark Grisanti recently named Dan McMahon as the ninth recipient of his “Veteran of the Month” recognition program.

A resident of the Town of Grand Island who served in the Army and spent time deployed in Vietnam, McMahon is the ninth recipient of a monthly honor presented by Senator Grisanti through to an application and nomination process coordinated by staff members who work in Grisanti’s Veterans’ Liaison Office.

October 2, 2014
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Woman of Distinction Dororthy Button Honored by State Senate

Ashford woman recognized for distinguished service and accomplishments 

OLEAN – A lifetime of service was recognized this weekend as Ashford’s Dorothy Button was honored and recognized for being a 2014 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) chose Mrs. Button as the 57th Senate District’s honoree because of her long and impressive record of accomplishments that include service in the U.S. Coast Guard, years of dedicated work on behalf of fellow veterans, and decades of volunteerism as a firefighter and EMT.

September 29, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin and Assemblyman Phil Ramos Host Sgt. Michael Esposito, Jr. Bridge Dedication Ceremony

BRENTWOOD-On Monday, September 29, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I-Shirley) and Assemblyman Phil Ramos (D, I, WFP-Brentwood) were joined by Congressman Peter King and Supervisor Tom Croci for a bridge dedication ceremony in honor of fallen hero, Sgt. Michael Esposito, Jr.

Sgt. Esposito proudly served his country in the United States Army. After September 11th, Sgt. Esposito re-enlisted. He was mortally wounded while clearing an anti-coalition force in the village of Miam Do in Afghanistan on March 18, 2004. He was the first soldier from Long Island to be killed in Afghanistan.

September 29, 2014
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Salamanca Veteran Honored with Awards for Military Service

For Release: Immediate, September 23, 2014

U.S. Army Sgt. Stanley J. Grochowina Recognized for Outstanding Service

SALAMANCA - For his outstanding record of military service during the Cold War era and his contributions to the protection of the United States and its NATO allies, United States Army veteran Sgt. Stanley J. Grochowina was presented with honorary military medals and ribbons on Saturday.

During a special ceremony at the Salamanca Veterans Memorial Park, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I - Olean) presented Sergeant Grochowina with the official awards conferred upon those honorees worthy of their distinction.

September 23, 2014
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POW/MIA Recognition Day

Friday, September 19th, marks National POW/MIA Recognition Day.  

September 17, 2014
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THIS MONTH, A MAJOR MILESTONE FOR FORT DRUM

Senator Ritchie’s Weekly Column

September 15, 2014
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