Issues: Veterans

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

Call my office or visit www.brooklynmemorialdayparade.com for more information.

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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Purple Heart Stamp to Last 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 campaign to create the Purple Heart Stamp was started in November 2000 by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-On-Hudson), a 23 year Army combat veteran. After a massive letter writing effort by the Military Order of the Purple Heart and other veterans organizations, the stamp was first issued in 2003. Since that time, a letter writing effort to continue the Purple Heart stamp had to be conducted each time the price of a first class letter changed to ensure the stamp would continue.

April 14, 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. 

April 13, 2011
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Honor Flight Makes First 2011 Trip

On Saturday, April 9th, Senator Robach had the privilege to welcome back local Veterans following the first Honor Flight of 2011 at the Greater Rochester International Airport. 48 World War II veterans made the trip to Washington D.C. and visited the memorial built to honor all those who fought in that war. For more information on Honor Flight, visit http://www.honorflightrochester.org/.

April 12, 2011
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SENATOR MARTINS ASKS FOR LOCAL NOMINATIONS FOR VETERANS HALL OF FAME HONOR

 Senator Jack Martins today invited local residents to nominate veterans from their community whose service on behalf of our nation designates worthy of induction to the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame.

 This on-line Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

 “The Senate takes this opportunity to honor the brave men and women who serve our nation and protect our freedom as members of the military, said Senator Martins. “The Senate Veterans Hall of Fame pays tribute to all who serve, but also singles out for special recognition those whose sacrifices and service have helped make our nation and our community better places to live.”

April 11, 2011
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Veterans Stand Down at Brentwood Campus SCCC

All Veterans In Need

Friday, April 29, 2011 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency will be hosting it's 5th annual county-wide Veterans Stand Down at the Health, Sports, & Education Center on the Brentwood Campus of Suffolk Community College.

 

April 29, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Griffo Passes Measure to Help Grieving Military Families

Griffo Pushes Back On Behalf of Grieving Military Families

 

(Utica) - State Senator Joseph A. Griffo (R-C-IP, Rome) today announced that he is moving forward with legislation to protect military families from being subjected to indignity in a time of deep grief.

April 7, 2011
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