Issues: Veterans

Senate President Malcolm A. Smith Speaks To Veterans, Local Community Leaders At The Great New York State Fair

(Albany, NY)- Senate President Malcolm A. Smith attended the Great New York State Fair in Onondaga County today where he spoke at a special ceremony honoring Korean War veterans. The senator also hosted a luncheon with dozens of local leaders, community advocates and residents, where he spoke about the Senate’s efforts to build economic bridges between rural and urban communities, as well as Upstate and Downstate.

September 3, 2009

Senator Flanagan's Veteran's Advisory Panel Meeting

Senator Flanagan will be holding a round-table discussion with representatives from a variety of organizations throughout the community.  The meeting will include a comprehensive discussion of the issues facing veterans and is by invitation only. 

If you would like more information on this meeting or would like to submit a comment or idea, please call Robert Caroppoli of Senator Flanagan's office at 631-361-2154 or send him an e-mail at

September 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 22, 2009

Remarks from State Senator Ranzenhofer for Tonawanda Veterans Memorial Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony

It is an honor to be with you here today on this momentous occasion with Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell , veterans and Tonawanda residents.  I would like to personally thank the organizers for inviting me here today, especially the Chair and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, Dan Crangle and Peter Rizzo.   I would also like to thank the veterans present here today and all veterans for their service and dedication to our country.  I would be remise if I did not publicly acknowledge the outstanding efforts of Senator Mary Lou Rath and her staunch support

August 18, 2009

5/22/2009: Veteran's Recognition Ceremony

Senator Huntley (D-Jamaica) gave out 44 certificates to the veterans at the Jamaica (Main) Post Office located on 88-40 164th Street, Jamaica, New York 11432

May 22, 2009

HONORING OUR VETERANS - Sen. Young Recognizes Vietnam Vets

By Dennis Phillips


Posted May 8, 2009

Two Jamestown-area veterans were honored Thursday at the Vietnam Veterans of America David B. Arthur Chapter 865 with the help of state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean.

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May 8, 2009

Long Gray Line Marches To Albany




Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served 23 years of active duty in the United States Army, today hosted the fifty-seventh annual "West Point Legislative Day" at the New York State Capitol in Albany.

April 2, 2009

Senator Nozzolio Secures $25,000 For Veterans Memorial In Wayne County

Lyons– New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio today announced that he has secured a $25,000 state grant for a Veterans memorial in the Town of Lyons. Senator Nozzolio made the announcement at the site of the memorial, located at the American Legion on Water Street.“New Yorkers have continually gone above and beyond in answering the call of our nation to defend freedom and spread democracy throughout the world,” said Senator Nozzolio, a Commander in the New York State Naval Militia.

October 20, 2007

Senator Johnson Honors Two Local Veterans Into The NYS Senate Veterans Hall Of Fame

Babylon, New York, November 15, 2006 -- State Senator Owen H. Johnson (4th Senate District, Babylon), Chairman of the Finance Committee, announced on Veterans Day that he had selected two local veterans to be inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. The Senate’s Online Hall of Fame was established by the Senate last year to honor the men and women throughout New York who served our nation with distinction and fought to ensure that freedom and liberty would be preserved for current and future generations.

November 15, 2006

Senate celebrates Memorial Day with passage of bills to help veterans and active military

To commemorate New York State’s upcoming Memorial Day observance, the State Senate took time on Wednesday to honor current and former military service members, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Nine bills focused on supporting veterans and active service members were passed. Two bills in particular, sponsored by Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), provide important parental rights protections for military service men and women. Bill S.3228 prevents the courts from considering the potential for a military service deployment as a detrimental factor when determining parental custody of a child.

May 27, 2001
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