Issues: Veterans

Senator Martins to Induct John Davanzo Into Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

On Tuesday, June 14, Senator Jack M. Martins will be inducting John S. Davanzo into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

On June 8, 1944, during the invasion of Normandy, the U.S.S. Glennon, a Gleaves-class destroyer, struck a mine off Normandy and was eventually sunk by shore batteries. Among the survivors was John S. Davanzo.

John returned to his hometown of Mineola after his service in World War II. Those who came to know him over the years marvel at his involvement in his community and the care and compassion he shows for others.

June 10, 2011
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Poppy Girl Adrianna Ciancuielli

Senator Owen H. Johnson posed with Poppy Girl Adrianna Ciancuielli of Holbrook for a photo opportunity at the conclusion of the Memorial Day Parade in Babylon on May 30, 2011.  Adrianna, age 7, is a member of the Junior Ladies’ Auxiliary VFW Post #94.  She was chosen to receive the “Poppy Girl” 2011 title to represent VFW Post #94 and to help distribute the handmade poppy lapel pins in exchange for donations to benefit veterans’ programs.After the Memorial Day events, Adrianna gave a presentation to her first grade class about her responsibilities as “Poppy Girl” and about the meaning of Memorial Day and freedom.

June 10, 2011
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Schuyler County veteran, who 58 years ago today was engaged with fellow soldiers in one of the Korean War's notable victories, will be inducted into Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame next week

Albany, N.Y., June 10—Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and his state Senate colleagues will pay 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 online Veterans Hall of Fame.

June 10, 2011
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Senator Robach Speaks to Veterans at Local Convention

On Saturday, June 4th, I had the privilege to visit with, and speak to, Veterans during the Monroe County American Legion convention at Chili Post 1830 in Scottsville. It was an honor to visit with so many Veterans from our area and thank them for the service and sacrifice they made to fight for our County and our freedom. For more information, visit http://monroeconyal.tripod.com/.

June 9, 2011
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LaValle And Thiele Announce New Legislation Increasing Veteran Property Tax Exemptions

New York State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) were joined today by Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst to announce the introduction of new State Legislation which would allow municipalities to increase the maximumproperty tax exemptions under the alternative veteran’s exemptions.

A.8186/S.5597 would further amend the Real Property Tax Law by providing exemptions to veterans which more appropriately reflect the recent rise in real property values. Under the proposed legislation the new cap for wartime veterans would increase from $54,000 to $75,000; from $36,000 to $50,000 for combat veterans; and, from $180,000 to $250,000 for disabled veterans.

June 9, 2011
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Gates Memorial Day Service

Senator George Maziarz spoke at the Town of Gates Memorial Day Service on May 30, 2011.

June 9, 2011
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Memorial Day Parade in Lockport

Senator George Maziarz joins local officials in walking in Lockport's 2011 Memorial Day Parade.

June 6, 2011
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State Senator Lee M. Zeldin Holds First Meeting of Blue Ribbon “John P. Jennings Veterans’ Advisory Panel”

Patchogue, NY- State Senator Lee M. Zeldin (R, C, I- Shirley) (Above, Center) held his first meeting of the Blue Ribbon “John P. Jennings Veterans’ Advisory Panel” today at St. Josephs College in Patchogue.

The panel included dozens of veterans, members of veterans’ organizations and experts in the field of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

June 3, 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, June 7, 2011 Room 816 LOB

June 7, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
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State Senator Patty Ritchie visited the Vietnam Moving Wall in Ogdensburg on Thursday.

State Senator Patty Ritchie visited the Vietnam MovingWall in Ogdensburg on Thursday. Shown are Moving Wall Committeemembers Dutch VanOrnum, Senator Patty Ritchie and Donald Cooke. Atotal of 32 soldiers from communities across St. Lawrence County arelisted on the wall who died between 1965 and 1972.

June 3, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO TO HOST PANCAKE BREAKFAST FOR LOCAL VETERANS

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast for veterans as a way to thank them for their service to our country and communities. 

June 3, 2011
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Veterans Pancake Breakfast

            Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced that he will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast for veterans as a way to thank them for their service to our country and communities. 

July 9, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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67th ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY A TIME TO MEMORIALIZE LOCAL HERO WHO FOUGHT

On June 6th, 1944, the United States and our allies charged the beaches of France in the largest air, land, sea and military operation the world has ever known.  The landing included over 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes, and over 150,000 service men.  When it was over, the Allied Forces had suffered nearly 10,000 casualties; more than 4,000 were dead.  This tremendous show of courage and sacrifice represents one of

June 1, 2011
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Senator Gallivan Thanks Veterans At The Town Of Wales Memorial Day Parade

Senator Gallivan spent Memorial Day thanking veterans and honoring the fallen at the Town of Wales Memorial Day Parade, and later joined Orchard Park's American Legion Post 567 for the dedication of their Memorial Wall.

June 1, 2011
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Gallivan Honors Memorial Day By Announcing Veterans' Programs

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R,C,I – Erie County) announced a series of initiatives today designed to benefit area veterans, current service members and military families. The announcement comes in conjunction with the national observance of Memorial Day.

June 1, 2011
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Garden City Park Commemorates Memorial Day

While in the Seventh Senate District on Monday to honor the community's veterans on Memorial Day, Senator Jack M. Martins stopped by Garden City Park. Here, he is pictured with Post Commander George Popowitz, Parade Marshal Charles Fitzgerald, Thomas and Margaret Zarella, Nassau County Legislator Richard Nicolello and Reno and Connie Staffa.

June 1, 2011
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Senator Martins Marches in Mineola Memorial Day Parade

On Monday, May 30, the Mineola community commemorated Memorial Day with a parade that began at Wilson Park and ended in Mineola Memorial Park. The parade was led by American Legion Post #349 Commander Sal Cataldo and member of the Legion as well as Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1305 Commander Manny Grilo and members of the VFW.

It was a day in which residents and organizations braved near 90 degree heat to say thank you to the veterans who have fought to preserve our freedom. Among the residents that marched in the parade were Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss, Deputy Mayor Paul Pereira and State Senator Jack M. Martins.

June 1, 2011
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO JOINS WITH MERRICK/NORTH MERRICK COMMUNITY IN PAYING TRIBUTE TO VETERANS ON MEMORIAL DAY

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently joined with the Merrick/North Merrick community in commemorating Memorial Day by participating in the annual Merrick/North Merrick Memorial Day Parade. 

May 31, 2011
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