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Local 9/11 ceremony honors Steuben County emergency services volunteers

There was a great turnout in Bath last night at a ceremony to honor Steuben County emergency services volunteers who went to Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Read more in today's Corning Leader, "Steuben ceremony honors Sept. 11 first responders"

September 12, 2014
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Salute Our National Anthem on its Bicentennial

Two hundred years ago during the night of Sept. 13th - 14th, the British bombardment of Ft. McHenry inspired Francis Scott Key to write “Star Spangled Banner,” which became our National anthem. The song became popular and, over time, it was played at increasingly large-scale public ceremonies, such as parades and sporting events. President Wilson, in 1916, had it played at military ceremonies, causing it to become the unofficial National Anthem. In 1931, Congress passed legislation to officially make it the National Anthem.

September 12, 2014
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SENATOR MARTINS JOINS MINEOLA COMMUNITY IN REMEMBERING THOSE TAKEN FROM US ON 9/11

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola) joined with the Village of Mineola at their September 11th Memorial Ceremony in remembering those who were taken from us on September 11, 2001.

     The ceremony is an annual tradition which the Village sponsors to honor the memory of the September 11th victims and pay tribute to the heroes who helped rescue others from danger. The event was held in Memorial Park.

     Senator Martins is pictured as he delivers the keynote address at the Village of Mineola’s September 11th Memorial Ceremony.

 

September 11, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Grand Opening of Solvay Bank in DeWitt

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco helped celebrate the opening of Solvay Bank in DeWitt with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 10, 2014.  The bank branch is located on East Genesee Street near the Aldi supermarket. 

September 11, 2014
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Senator DeFrancisco Recognizes the 10th Anniversary of the Onondaga County Family Treatment Court

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Judge Michael Hanuszczak and Director Terri Gooley of the Onondaga County Family Treatment Court. On September 10, 2014, a special ceremony was held to celebrate the court's 10th anniversary. Senator DeFrancisco presented a Citation to recognize the court for its positive impact on families within the community.

September 11, 2014
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Petition Calling on the New York State Parole Board to Put an End to the Early Release of Violent Criminals

In response to the recent outrage of early-release parolees victimizing more people, both in the Rochester community and throughout New York State, I am sponsoring an online petition to send to the New York State Parole Board to stop the early release of violent felons.

September 11, 2014
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September 11, 2014
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Brockport Fire Department Remembers 9/11

This morning, I joined the Brockport Fire Department and the Brockport community for their annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. It's hard to believe that this ruthless attack on American civilians happened 13 years ago today. Today, and every day, we remember those innocent people and all of the first responders who died that day. 

The Brockport Fire Department is holding a day-long remembrance at Station #4 on North Main Street, I encourage you to stop by if you have the opportunity.

Click here for more photos from this ceremony.

September 11, 2014
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SENATOR GIPSON RECOGNIZES SEPTEMBER 11TH AS PATRIOT DAY AND NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2014Media Contact: Jonathan Heppner | 845.463.0840 | heppner@nysenate.gov

SENATOR GIPSON RECOGNIZES SEPTEMBER 11TH AS PATRIOT DAY AND NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) recognized that today, September 11, 2014, is Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance.Patriot Day was established in 2001 when President George W. Bush signed U.S. House of Representatives Joint Resolution 71 designating September 11 as Patriot Day to memorialize the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. Flags at residences and in public spaces are flown at half-staff in observance. In 2012, President Barack Obama renamed Patriot Day “Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance” to encourage public service in honor of the first responders and volunteers without whom many more lives would undoubtedly have been lost.

September 11, 2014
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STATEMENT ON 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

On this September 11, the thirteenth anniversary of the tragic events witnessed by our city and nation, we take a moment to pay homage to all those we lost that day. We express our appreciation for all the individuals who took part in our country's largest rescue and recovery, especially our FDNY, NYPD, EMS and other uniformed personnel, and we are reminded of the need to support our military who remain vigilant in the fight against the evil and hatred of terrorists. May God continue to bless our great city, state and country.

September 11, 2014
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Never Forget: Commemorating Patriot Day

September 11th, is designated as Patriot Day. Thirteen years ago on this day, terrorists attacked our Country and lives were lost. We cherish the memories of those who are gone and we honor the heroes who helped that day. I encourage people to fly their American flags at half-staff on Sept. 11th, known as Patriot Day, and observe a moment of silence in honor of the 3,000 people who died that day.

September 11, 2014
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Remembering September 11th

It’s hard to believe that 13 years have passed since nearly 3,000 lives were tragically cut short. 

Please join me in taking a moment today to remember and honor the lives of all those who were taken from us, the brave heroes who helped save lives, and the men and women still working to protect us.  Now, more than ever, we must continue to demonstrate that we remain the strongest, most compassionate, and most resilient nation in the world.

Nothing can destroy the American spirit. May God bring comfort to the families of the victims of 9/11, and may he always bless the United States of America.

September 10, 2014
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