Issues: Veterans

THEINERT MEMORIAL WAY ROAD SIGN TO BE UNVEILED

Senator Kenneth P. LaValle today announced that he will be joined by Assemblyman Marc Alessi, Shelter Island Supervisor James Dougherty, and the Theinert family for the unveiling of the “Lt. Joseph J. Theinert Memorial Way” road sign on Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. on Shelter Island.  The sign that will be displayed was created by the NYS Department of Transportation and is an actual size mock up of what the road sign will look like when it is installed. 

October 8, 2010
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WNY HEROES trip flies WWII veterans to the capital for a memorable visit

Senator George Maziarz is pleased to announce that the day has finally arrived—the WNY HEROES trip flies today!  Thirty-four World War II veterans from Western New York are being flown to Washington, DC to visit the World War II Memorial and other area monuments and memorials.  None of them have yet visited the memorial dedicated to the war they helped win.  The World War II Memorial was completed in 2004.

October 8, 2010
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ADDABBO HOSTS ANNUAL BARBEQUE FOR OVER 40 VETeranS & FAMILY MEMBERS

Queens, NY, September 28, 2010 – On Saturday, September 25, between Noon and 4 PM, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., welcomed over 40 veterans and their families to enjoy their annual barbeque outside his Howard Beach district office and the last outdoor event of the season the Senator will sponsor.  Addabbo serves on the Senate's Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee.

The veterans and their family members were served hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, ice cream and soda by the Senator’s staff and local residents, while they spent a hot afternoon enjoying camaraderie and the Rodney Dangerfield-styled comedy and music of Rock’n’ Randy Novick.    

September 29, 2010
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Food Drive for Veterans

Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) is teaming up with Long Island Cares: The Harry Chapin Food Bank to help provide assistance to veterans in need as part of Hunger Action Month. 

September 20, 12:00 AM - October 4, 12:00 AM
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO, ASSEMBLYMAN McDONOUGH & LONG ISLAND CARES KICK OFF FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT VETERANS IN NEED

Photo caption: Senator Fuschillo (second right), Assemblyman McDonough (second left), and Long Island Cares’ Executive Director Paule Pachter (third left) are joined by (left to right) Wantagh American Legion Commander Jack Bergersen, Wantagh American Legion members Gary Siminowitz, Joe Stein, and Will Sterling, and Nassau County American Legion Commander Frank Colon in kicking off a food drive to benefit veterans in need.

September 20, 2010
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SENATOR ANDREW LANZA HONORS STATEN ISLAND VETERAN LESTER MODELOWITZ UPON THE OCCASION OF HIS INDUCTION INTO THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE VETERANS’ HALL OF FAME

Senator Andrew Lanza today honored Staten Island veteran, Lester Modelowitz, upon the occasion of his induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

September 15, 2010
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Senator Robach Welcomes Back Honor Flight Veterans

This weekend, local Veterans took part in an Honor Flight on Saturday, September 11th. Veterans returned to the Rochester International Airport on Sunday, September 12th. Senator Robach welcomed Veterans as they returned home. For more information on Honor Flight, you can visit Honor Flight Rochester's website by clicking here.

September 13, 2010
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SENATOR ADDABBO HONORS VETERANS WITH ANNUAL BARBEQUE

Queens, NY, September 13, 2010 – With the end of summer fast approaching, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) wants to welcome all local veterans and their families to his 2nd Annual Veterans’ Barbeque. 

Save the date:  Saturday, September 25 – Veterans’ BBQ

160th Avenue & 102nd Street, Howard Beach

Noon to 4 PM

September 13, 2010
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Senator Robach Honors Veterans at Fleming Point

On Wednesday, August 25th, Senator Robach spoke at a ceremony to honor Veterans which was held at Fleming Point Gracious Retirement in Greece. Veterans in attendance also received a quilt from the Fleming Point quilting club.

August 26, 2010
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Send a get well message to a local veteran

There is a World War II veteran from our area, Howard Amy, getting care at the VA hospital in Buffalo who could use some cheering up.  Send your card to:

Howard E. Amy, Jr.

August 24, 2010
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Letter to the Editor for this week from NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.‏

August 23, 2010 

Mr. Eric K. ShinsekiSecretary of Veterans Affairs810 Vermont AvenueWashington, D. C.  20420 

RE: St. Albans VA Facility, Queens, NY 

Dear Secretary Shinseki: 

August 24, 2010
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Veterans ID Cards Available

ONEONTA, 08/16/10 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I-Oneonta) today announced that military veterans in need of a new “ID” card can seek assistance in Oneonta this week.

Representatives from the Albany VA Hospital will be in Oneonta at the Veteran’s Club, 279 Chestnut Street, Thursday, August 19th from 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Officials will be taking ID photos during the event.  Veterans are asked to bring their DD214 or discharge papers. 

August 19, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, Promotes the Rights of All Veterans to Secure Housing

 

NYS Senator Eric Adams, Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Chair, marks the signing into law of S6279, his legislation ensuring that all veterans receive credit for their military service when applying for Mitchell Lama housing

NYS Senator Eric Adams states: “The Mitchell Lama housing program was created in 1955 to provide affordable rental and cooperative housing to moderate and middle income working families in New York City. Reasonably priced rents and maintenance make the program a very popular one, and there are often long waiting lists for each development.

August 14, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION ON SAMPSON VETERANS CEMETERY TO CONTINUE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that final approval has been given by the appropriate State agencies to release the funds necessary to continue construction on the Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery. For years, Senator Nozzolio has worked hard to establish a world-class veterans’ cemetery on the site of the former Sampson United States Naval and Air Force Base.

August 11, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION ON SAMPSON VETERANS' CEMETERY TO CONTINUE

State Senator Mike Nozzolio today announced that final approval has been given by the appropriate State agencies to release the funds necessary to continue construction on the Sampson Veterans' Memorial Cemetery. For years, Senator Nozzolio has worked hard to establish a world-class veterans’ cemetery on the site of the former Sampson United States Naval and Air Force Base.

August 11, 2010
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SENATOR FUSCHILLO SALUTES THE WOUNDED WARRIORS

State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (8th Senate District) today joined with hundreds of local residents and cyclists in support of the annual Wounded Warriors bike ride.

July 23, 2010
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Senator Robach Helps Unveil Max Lill Drive

On Friday, July 23, Senator Robach helped dedicate Max Lill Drive, which will run from South Avenue to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Highland Park. James "Max" Lill died last month at age 64. Lill was instrumental in the construction of the nationally renowned Memorial. The memorial was opened to the public on September 8, 1996.

July 23, 2010
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SENATOR JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, JR.ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE VETERANS WITH SMALL BUSINESS START-UP ASSISTANCE

Queens, NY, July 12, 2010 – NY State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Queens) today announced the passage of legislation which would direct the NYS Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding available resources to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a business.

“I am very pleased that this important legislation was passed by the Senate,” said Senator Addabbo.  “The purpose of this legislation is to require the Division of Veterans Affairs to provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in establishing and sustaining a small business by maintaining a small business portal on the division’s Web site,” explained the Senator. 

July 13, 2010
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