Issues: Veterans

LOCAL HEROES FINALLY EARN DIPLOMAS

     CUBA, NY – Two area veterans who answered their Country’s call to military service before graduating from high school received long overdue diplomas during a special ceremony Monday at Cuba-Rushford High School.     Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C – Olean) was joined by Cuba-Rushford Superintendent Kevin Shanley and Belfast Central Superintendent Judy May to present high school diplomas through New York State’s Operation Recognition in honor of Marine Corps Sergeant Lester Baker, West Clarksville,  and deceased Army Air Forces Corporal June E. Lockwood, who was a Cuba native.

December 20, 2010
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Inaugurating the National Veterans Highway

Earlier this year, the State Legislature approved a bill (S.6277-A/A.9939-A) designating all of State Route 62 in New York State as the National Veterans Highway.  The measure was signed into law by Governor David Paterson on July 30, 2010.

December 16, 2010
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Westchester Korean American Association’s Annual Dinner

On Saturday, December 11th, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (35th District – D/WF) delivered remarks during the Westchester Korean American Association’s Annual Dinner, held in honor of the Korean War Veterans.

(Photo by Hoon Lee)

December 13, 2010
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HERO REMEMBERED

It is with great sadness to report that World War II hero Kenneth Johnson (in photo on right) has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Our sincere sympathies go out to the Johnson family and we pray for the speedy recovery of his great grandson.  Recently we were able to honor Kenneth and below is a link to an article about that special day.

 

December 6, 2010
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Brighton Veterans Memorial Kick-Off

On Sunday, November 14th, Senator Robach attended, and spoke at, a ceremony to announce a new Veterans memorial in Brighton. The memorial will be in Buckland Park, located on Westfall Road. Ground is expected to be broken in the spring, and the hope is to have the memorial ready by next summer.You can read more information about the memorial at www.townofbrighton.org. Senator Robach here is pictured with Mary Taylor, who is designing the memorial. The display in the middle is a miniature version of the top of the monument.

November 19, 2010
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Celebrating the Birthday of the Marine Corps!

Senator George Maziarz was the guest speaker at the 235th United States Marine Corps Birthday Ball on November 13, 2010 in North Tonawanda.  Several individuals were recognized for 60+ years membership with Conrad Kania Detachment, Marine Corps League.  Semper Fidelis!

November 19, 2010
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Senator Antoine Thompson Holds Annual Parade To Honor Veterans

Immediate Release:  November 12, 2010Contact: Ken Houston |716.854.8705| sk2houston@hotmail.com

Buffalo, NY- For the second year New York State Senator Antoine Thompson (D-parts of Erie & Niagara counties) pays tribute to members of the military, both past and present by hosting a Veterans Day Parade.  The parade started at the intersection of Summer and Delaware in downtown Buffalo and eventually made its way down to Niagara Square.

Leading the parade was State Senator Antoine Thompson, along with this year’s Grand Marshals, Judge Robert Russell Jr. and Colonel Patrick J. Cunningham.  Prior to last year’s parade the city of Buffalo had not hosted a Veteran’s Day parade in more than 35 years.

November 18, 2010
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Senator Flanagan Joins Salute To Veterans At The Long Island State Veterans Home

Senator John J. Flanagan (2nd Senate District) was honored to join the staff and volunteers of the Long Island State Veterans Home (LISVH) in Stony Brook for a special Veteran’s Day ceremony.  The event was a salute to the special men and women who reside at the LISVH for their service to the country.

November 17, 2010
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Members of Daniel Goho Post 87 in Dansville Honored

The Daniel Goho Post 87 of the American Legion in Dansville recently honored its long serving members. Among those honored for 65 years of continuous service were, pictured here with Senator Young) (l-r): William Kelly, Roy Werth, Senator Young, Robert Hemmer, and Paul Gerling. Also recognized for their 65 years of service but unable to attend were, Kenneth Bennett, George Bacon, Robert Drum, Demerle Johnson, and Paul MacDonald. Sincere gratitude to all veterans for their service to our country. Also, special thanks to Legion Commander Dennis Mahus and Auxilliary President Ann Mahus for their leadership.

November 17, 2010
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Klein Hosts 4th Annual Veterans Day Breakfast

Senator Klein Honors Hundreds of Bronx & Westchester Veterans BRONX, NY -  On Sunday, November 14th, Deputy Majority Leader and State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) hosted his fourth annual Veterans Day Breakfast at Villa Barone Manor, honoring hundreds of veterans from the Bronx and Westchester.

November 16, 2010
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Rochester Vet Center Opens in Brighton

On Thursday, November 11th, I had the honor to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Rochester Vet Center, which opened in Brighton. The center, previously located in Rochester, is now located at 2000 S. Winton Road, across the street from the Jewish Home.

November 12, 2010
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Statement From Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson On Veterans Day

Today we pay tribute to our country’s greatest heroes – the brave women and men of our armed services – who have risked life and limb in defense of our nation.

November 11, 2010
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Senator Parker Honors Our Fallen Heroes

(Albany, New York) On November 11, we celebrate Veteran’s Day, a day for us to pay tribute to those who have fought to protect our country. This year, Governor David Paterson signed my legislation, which will take effect on Veterans’ Day 2010. This law will allow for the respectful disposition of the unidentified cremated remains (cremains) of veterans.

November 10, 2010
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO: THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS

No nation in the history of the world has ever done more or given more in the defense of world freedom than the United States and its citizens. 

Just as our veterans recognized their duty to honor and serve their Country, we too must recognize our duty as Americans to honor the profound sacrifices they made so that we could live our lives in freedom.

November 10, 2010
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Greece Performing Arts Society Honors Veterans

On Tuesday night, November 9th, Greece Performing Arts Society held a Veteran's Day Musical Salute. During the program, Senator Robach provided remarks, and gave a flag away to the oldest veteran in the audience, who was 100-year old Greece resident Virginia Mathony. The evening featured performances from Greece Concert Band, Greece Choral Society, and Greece Community Orchestra.

November 10, 2010
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SENATOR LANZA REMEMBERS OUR VETERANS’ COMMITMENTS

On November 11, the people of this great nation will celebrate Veteran's Day.  It is one of several days throughout the year on which American citizens pay special tribute to all those who so valiantly and honorably fought to uphold the freedoms of our country. 

November 10, 2010
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