Issues: Veterans

Senate Honors 70th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion With Resolution and Veterans Legislation

The New York State Senate has just honored World War II veterans by adopting  a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

June 2, 2014
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Giving our Veterans the Peer Support They Need and Deserve: A Column by Senator Lee Zeldin

After the last mile of the parades have been walked and the barbeque flames have been extinguished—the flame of devotion to our veterans must be further extended. In honoring our veterans, those who have sacrificed the entirety of their lives to protect our own, it is critical that we carry the spirit of this past weekend with us far beyond a short holiday.

Memorial Day is about celebrating and remembering those who have lost their lives in service to our great nation. Words will never be enough to say thank you.

Yet, what better way to honor those we have lost than to ensure that their brothers and sisters in arms are treated with the highest caliber of respect and are afforded the very best care upon their return?

June 2, 2014
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Veteran of Distinction Awards Celebration

Senator Boyle joined with his fellow Senators for the Veteran’s Hall of Fame Celebration. Each year in Albany legislators take time to recognize outstanding Veterans from communities across the State. This year’s honoree from the Fourth Senate District was former Navy Petty Officer Third Class Armen Enkababian who served our country from 1966 to 1970. Petty Officer Enkababian received numerous awards and citations from the United States Navy in recognition of his outstanding service. Armen continues to serve our country through community involvement. Armen is known for his honesty, integrity and loyalty. He serves as post commander of the American Legion Post 94. He is also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and Vietnam Veterans of America.

May 30, 2014
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Veterans Hall of Fame: First Sergeant Claude Quick

In this special edition of "Your Voice," Senator Joe Griffo and host Julia Lilkendey discuss First Sergeant Claude Quick, the senator's nominee for the Veterans Hall of Fame.

For more on 1st Sgt. Quick, watch the video or read this here.

 

May 29, 2014
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From the Desk of Senator Jack M. Martins

Follow Through

     I don’t know about you but my stomach is turning and it’s not from too many barbecues this past Memorial Day weekend. No, my stomach is turning because we, as a nation, are hypocritical in the treatment of our veterans.

May 29, 2014
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Town of Greece Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony

I joined my colleagues in government and the Greece community at the annual Town of Greece Memorial Day parade and ceremony. This is a great tradition that is attended by so many local veterans, organizations and residents. Thanks to all who participated in the parade and to everyone who came to the ceremony afterwards to honor all those who have died for our country. 

Click here to see more pictures from this great event.

May 28, 2014
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Greece Post 468 Memorial Day Remembrance

On Memorial Day, I joined members of the Greece Post 468 American Legion at their remembrance ceremony. This was a moving tribute that paid homage to those who died in the name freedom and liberty. We're so fortunate to have a active and dedicated American Legion Post in the Town of Greece.

May 28, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS WITH ALBERTSON COMMUNITY IN OBSERVING MEMORIAL DAY

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently joined with members of the Albertson community in honoring our American heroes at the annual Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Albertson Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5253. 

May 28, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Speaks at Local Memorial Day Celebration in Lake Ronkonkoma

RONKONKOMA—This past Memorial Day, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) addressed local veterans and community members following the Lake Ronkonkoma Memorial Day Parade at Raynor Beach Park, thanking them for their service and honoring their fallen comrades.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with community veterans during the address.  

 

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May 27, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Participates in the Farmingville Memorial Day Ceremony

FARMINGVILLE—On Memorial Day, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) honored our local veterans in an address at the Farmingville Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park in Farmingville.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with members of the Farmingville Fire Department.

 

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May 27, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Marches in Lake Ronkonkoma Memorial Day Parade

RONKONKOMA—This past Memorial Day, Senator Lee Zeldin (R,C,I—Shirley) marched in the Lake Ronkonkoma Memorial Day Parade in honor of our fallen servicemen and women.

Senator Zeldin is pictured above with his twin daughters, Arianna and Mikayla, as well as Brookhaven Town Councilman Kevin Lavalle.

 

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May 27, 2014
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Senator Lee Zeldin Honors VFW State Commander Michael Pascal

ALBANY—On March 20, 2014, Senator Lee Zeldin (R, C, I—Shirley) inducted a local hero into the NYS Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame: VFW State Commander Michael Pascal.

A resident of Suffolk County for the past 41 years, Commander Pascal served the U.S. Army from 1966 thru 1969. He honorably served in the Vietnam War and his passion for serving his fellow veterans has stayed with him far beyond his years of service in uniform.

“Please take a minute to join me in thanking those, like Commander Pascal, who have sacrificed their lives-on and off the battlefield-in defense of our nation, our Constitution, and our freedoms,” said Senator Zeldin. “Thank you to all of our servicemen and women for your selfless commitment.”

 

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May 27, 2014
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ADDABBO NAMES SERPHIN MALTESE TO NYS SENATE VETERANS HALL OF FAME

Queens, NY (May 27, 2014) – Before he was a 10-term State Senator and before he worked as an attorney, Serphin Maltese was a member of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War. State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. took the opportunity to honor Maltese and selected him to be enrolled in the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.

May 27, 2014
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The Recorder -- Memorial Day 2014: Gathering as one to give thanks

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI

Early Monday morning, before the barbecues were fired up and people welcomed the unofficial start of summer, tears were shed on the lawn of Veterans Memorial field and later at Green Hill Cemetery in Amsterdam as the community honored the true meaning of Memorial Day.

Local and state officials, veterans, residents and others first gathered before the memorial at Veterans Field first to remember fallen soldiers in wars past and present, like U.S Army Sgt. Shawn Michael Farrell II, of Accord, who died April 28, 2014, of wounds sustained during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan when forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. He was 24 years old.

May 27, 2014
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Olean World War II Veterans John Capito and William Zuckerman Receive Honors from French Republic

For Release: Immediate, May 27, 2014

Veterans Receive Awards for Service in Liberation of France

OLEAN – Nearly 70 years after the liberation of France, two Olean veterans have received awards from the French Republic for their part in the defeat of Nazi Germany.

During a ceremony at her office in Olean on Armed Forces Day, May 17, Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I – Olean) joined Mr. Pascal Soares, Honorary French Consul of New York, in presenting medals to U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John P. Capito and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Zuckerman in recognition of their outstanding service.

May 27, 2014
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Memorial Day Ceremony at Clarence Town Park

Clarence, NY - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer talks to members of Clarence Post 838 of the American Legion after a Memorial Day Ceremony at Clarence Town Park. 

May 26, 2014
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Batavia Memorial Day Parade

Batavia, NY - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer waves to the crowd at Batavia's Memorial Day Parade.

May 26, 2014
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76th Annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies in Williamsville

Williamsville, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins Assemblyman Ray Walter in honoring our nation's veterans by participating in the 76th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies.

May 26, 2014
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