Issues: Veterans

West Point Day 2011

Senator Larkin speaks on the Senate floor during the 2011 West Point Day in Albany. 

May 18, 2011
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Veterans Casualty Assistance Program

The United States of America has traditionally paid its respects to deceased veterans by providing honorary, and in many cases, financial services to members of the veteran’s family.

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Veterans Book.PDF

May 17, 2011
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SENATE ACTS TO CREATE NEW PANEL TO SUPPORT AGING VETERANS

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate approved legislation on May 16th to help older veterans by creating an advisory committee that specifically assists state officials in addressing important veterans issues. New York has the second highest veteran population in the United States and bill S.3337 focuses on improving the care and state support available to aging veterans by creating a panel of gerontology and veterans’ issue experts.Older veterans represent a population in New York whose needs and problems pervade multiple geriatrics and gerontology disciplines.

May 17, 2011
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Senate acts to create new panel to support aging veterans

Measure Seeks To Improve State Consideration of Issues Facing Vets

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate today approved legislation to help older veterans by creating an advisory committee that specifically assists state officials in addressing important veterans issues. New York has the second highest veteran population in the United States and bill S.3337, sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), focuses on improving the care and state support available to aging veterans by creating a panel of gerontology and veterans’ issue experts.

May 16, 2011
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Senate Acts to Create New Panel to Support Aging Veterans

The New York State Senate today approved legislation to help older veterans by creating an advisory committee that specifically assists state officials in addressing important veterans issues. New York has the second highest veteran population in the United States and bill S.3337, sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), focuses on improving the care and state support available to aging veterans by creating a panel of gerontology and veterans’ issue experts. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much for our country and for the freedoms which we all enjoy,” Senator Ranzenhofer said.  “They have earned only the best care and support programs and establishing a Veterans Advisory Committee will ensure that continues.”

May 16, 2011
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Veterans Return from Honor Flight

On Sunday, May 15th, Senator Robach had the privilege to welcome back World War II veterans from their Honor Flight over the weekend. This was the second Honor Flight this year put on by Honor Flight Rochester. The organization's goal is to take every veteran, who otherwise could not or would not go, to Washington D.C. During the ceremony, students from Aquinas Institute, Canandaigua Academy, and Medina presented donations to Honor Flight Rochester. Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served our great country and who continue to fight for our freedom around the world. For more information on Honor Flight Rochester, visit their website at http://honorflightrochester.org/.

May 16, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Room 816 LOB

May 17, 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
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144th Memorial Day Parade

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May 30, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Ranzenhofer celebrates Purple Heart "Forever" Stamp

Batavia, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer presents a poster, commemorating the introduction of the Purple Heart stamp as a Forever stamp, to Genesee County Veterans Director Hal Kreter and Purple Heart recipients.  The United States Postal Service officially unveiled and issued the Purple Heart Forever stamp on May 5 in San Diego, California. 

May 9, 2011
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Medal of Honor Memorial Ceremony for Civil War Captain William Heermance

Senator Stewart-Cousins spoke at a memorial ceremony for Civil War Captain William Laing Heermance, the only recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor buried in the City of Yonkers. Organized by the Yonkers Central Veteran's Committee, the annual ceremony took place at Captain Heermance's grave site at Oakland Cemetery, which was discovered six years ago by committee chairman Jack Lotz. The ceremony pays tribute to Captain Heermance's heroic actions at the Battle of Chancellorville, Virginia in 1863 during the American Civil War. During that battle, while serving with Company C, Sixth New York Cavalry, Captain Heermance took command of the regiment as they were surrounded by the enemy.

May 9, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Greg Ball, Chair 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Room 816 LOB

May 10, 1:30 PM - 2:53 PM
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Ranzenhofer celebrates Purple Heart "Forever" stamp

Clarence, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer presents a poster, commemorating the introduction of the Purple Heart stamp as a Forever stamp, to members of the Clarence American Legion –  Post 838.  The United States Postal Service officially unveiled and issued the Purple Heart Forever stamp yesterday in San Diego, California. 

In 2009, Senator Ranzenhofer wrote to Postmaster General John Potter and co-sponsored a legislative resolution requesting the U.S. Postal Service issue the Purple Heart stamp as a permanent Forever stamp.  The new classification ensures the Purple Heart stamp will continue in circulation and supporters will no longer need to advocate to for its reissue each time the price of stamps increases.

May 6, 2011
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Senator Zeldin Helps Unveil the Purple Heart “Forever” Postage Stamp

State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) recently joined State Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-On-Hudson) for the unveiling of the new Purple Heart “Forever” Postage Stamp.  Senator Zeldin (Above, Left), a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves congratulated Senator Larkin (Above, Right), a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army, for all of his efforts leading the call for the Purple Heart Postage Stamp, classified as a “Forever” Stamp.  The Stamp goes on sale at your local Post Office today, May 5, 2011.

May 5, 2011
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U.S. Postal Service Makes Purple Heart Stamp “Forever”

An effort to honor military heroes that began in the New York State Senate 11 years ago has now resulted in the U.S. Postal Service announcing that the Purple Heart postage stamp has been classified as a “Forever” stamp, ensuring that it will continue in circulation.

The new classification as a “Forever” stamp means that Purple Heart postage stamps will continue in circulation and supporters will no longer need to advocate to maintain it each time the price of stamps increase.

The U.S. Postal Service officially unveiled and issued the Purple Heart “Forever” stamp in San Diego on May 5, 2011.

May 5, 2011
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Purple Heart stamp another chance to promote national pride, O'Mara says

Albany, N.Y., May 5—The official unveiling and first-day issuance of the new Purple Heart Forever USA postage stamp takes place today at a ceremony on the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, and State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) is marking the occasion by noting that the effort to designate the stamp began in earnest in the New York State Senate over a decade ago.

May 5, 2011
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Griffo Helps Commemorate New Purple Heart Stamp Classification

Griffo Commemorates New Purple Heart Stamp ClassificationU.S. Postal Service Makes Purple Heart Stamp “Forever”

(Utica) – State Senator Joseph Griffo joined members of the Central New York Chapter 490 Military Order of the Purple Heart of the USA in commemorating the national unveiling of the new Purple Heart 'Forever' stamp by the United States Postal Service. The U.S. Postal Service will officially unveil and issue the Purple Heart “Forever” stamp in San Diego on May 5, 2011.

May 5, 2011
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO COMMENDS U.S. POSTAL SERVICE FOR MAKING PURPLE HEART STAMP “FOREVER”

New York State Senator Mike Nozzolio today commended the United States Postal Service for making the postage stamp commemorating the Purple Heart medal a “forever” stamp, ensuring that this reminder of the tremendous sacrifices made by our Nation’s servicemen and women will always continue in circulation. Senator Nozzolio co-sponsored a special Legislative Resolution (J.1550) that was adopted by the State Senate thanking the Postal Service for classifying the Purple Heart stamp as a forever stamp.

May 4, 2011
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Senator Flanagan Accepting Nominees For Veterans Hall of Fame

            Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District) today invited local residents to nominate family members, friends, coworkers and neighborhood leaders for induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  Local veterans can be nominated for either their service during combat or notable work they have performed for their community after discharge from the service.

April 18, 2011
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