Issues: Veterans

LOCAL VETERAN INDUCTED INTO ONLINE NYS SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle recently honored Eugene McSherry of Wading River as the First Senate District 2010 inductee into the online New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  The site was designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S.

June 3, 2010
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Bearing Witness to William Floyd's Fallen Sons

Despite all of the positive things we were able to accomplish by remaining in Albany for all of last week, staying up north on Thursday and Friday meant I had to miss an event I had been looking forward to attending – the dedication of the Armed Forces Memorial at William Floyd High School.

June 3, 2010
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Senator Foley Marks Memorial Day

Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) released the following statement to commemorate Memorial Day:

“Vietnam Veteran Max Cleland wrote that the curse of the soldier is that he never forgets. Today is a day when all of us are called to join with them to pay tribute to our fallen to ensure that we as a country never forget.

“For over 140 years, Memorial Day has been set aside as a day for us to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and way of life.

June 3, 2010
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SENATOR GOLDEN NAMES BROOKLYN RESIDENT TO NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that he has named United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Ruben R. Pratts to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Lance Corporal Pratts was inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Albany earlier this week.

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

June 3, 2010
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VETERANS FIRST: MAJORITY SUPPORTS NEW PROGRAMS TO BENEFIT NEW YORK’S SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority passed eleven pieces of legislation which will expand or launch new benefits programs for the brave New Yorkers who have fought for our nation’s freedom. 

June 3, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Senator Eric Adams, Chair 10:30 AM, Thursday , June 3, 2010 Off the Floor

June 3, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Nozzolio Honors Rick Connors as an Inductee into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Nozzolio honored U.S. Navy, Naval Reserve and Army Reserve veteran Rick Connors of Seneca Falls for his distinguished military career, in which he served for 26 years and earned over 15 medals. Rick was inducted into the New York Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, a new website highlighting the service of a veteran from each Senate District, during a special ceremony at the State Capitol.

June 3, 2010
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Senator Adams Helps Pass Veterans Benefit Package

NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee said, “I have the privilege of announcing the introduction of legislation in the New York State Senate in honor of and dedicated to the women and men who have served our country, our local heroes, the cherished veterans across our State.

June 3, 2010
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Senator Larkin Welcomes Honored Veterans To The Senate Chamber

Senators Bill Larkin, Dean Skelos and Tom Libous welcome several of the veterans inducted into the Senate Veterans Hall of Fame to the Senate chamber.  Mr. Anthony Zippo, Senator Larkin's honoree, is second standing from the left.

June 2, 2010
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Senator Larkin Honors Anthony Zippo


Nominates Him to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson) has nominated Anthony Zippo, Director of the Orange County Veterans Service Agency, for inclusion in the Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame. Mr. Zippo was nominated for his outstanding dedication to the veterans of Orange County, and throughout the entire Hudson Valley.

June 2, 2010
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Veterans First

Majority Supports New Programs to Benefit New York's Servicemen and Women

(Albany, NY) The State Senate Democratic Majority passed eleven pieces of legislation which will expand or launch new benefits programs for the brave New Yorkers who have fought for our nation’s freedom.

The Majority’s legislation package will offer veterans and current Soldiers greater access to state programs, including:

June 2, 2010
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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Memorial Day with Local Veterans

Senator DeFrancisco celebrated this Memorial Day by attending local parades to honor our veterans.

June 2, 2010
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SENATOR KLEIN NOMINATES BRONX MAN TO VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Former Marine Has Dedicated Life to Advocating for Veterans and the Bronx

 

State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that local community leader, Pat Devine, was inducted into the new NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 1st. Klein nominated Devine to the position last month, citing his commitment to advocating for veterans and his fellow Bronx residents for more than three decades. Senator Klein will honor Devine at his annual fireworks extravaganza at Orchard Beach next month.

 

June 2, 2010
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VFW Post 8645 New Paltz Annual Memorial Day Parade

On Sunday, May 30, 2010 Senator Bonacic attended the New Paltz Annual Memorial Day Parade.  Senator Bonacic is pictured with Levon Helm.

June 2, 2010
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Veterans Hall of Fame Celebration

On June 1st, NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Eric Adams announced a new and improved NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was joined in Albany by Yonkers resident and a 2010 nominee, Eli Michael Vetrano, who is a United States Army veteran. In the coming weeks, a ceremony will be held to honor all members of the Hall of Fame in the 35th District, recognizing their service in the United States Armed Forces.

June 1, 2010
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