Lt. Col. David Dunkle places the Purple Heart medal on Spc. Joseph Green on Saturday at the National Guard’s Freedom Salute ceremony at the Porter Avenue Armory. P-J photo by Robert Rizzuto
A Job Well Done
City Soldier Receives Purple HeartBy Robert Rizzuto
Recently, Senator Young attended a Welcome Home Reception for Corporal Bryen Barden and presented him with a proclamation that honored him for his service with the United States Marine Corps.
Corporal Barden signed up for the Marine Corps Delayed Entry Program while he was a junior in high school. Less than a month after graduating from Falconer Central School with an Advanced Regents Diploma, he joined the United States Marine Corps.
Senator Young was the guest speaker at this year’s St. Bonaventure ROTC Military Ball. Pictured here with Lieutenant Colonel Michael Bianchi, Master Sergeant Steven Stites and the ROTC students, Senator Young spoke about the values and life lessons she learned during her time at St. Bonaventure University. While the ROTC program is administered at St. Bonaventure, students from Houghton College and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford also participate.
Not only does the ROTC program provide tremendous leadership opportunities and a military training, but it is one of the main pathways to becoming a U.S. Army officer. In fact, St. Bonaventure University has produced more than 700 lieutenants for America's Army.
Senate Bill 6865/Assembly Bill 9135 Signed into Law
Sets Aside Six Percent of State Contracts for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses
ALBANY - Today, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation (S.6865/A.9135) passed by the New York State Senate and Assembly and co-sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean) that will award more state contracts to disabled veterans who have been injured while honorably serving our country.
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I was proud to vote for this package in the Senate, but our job isn't done yet. That's why I'm launching a new petition drive designed to encourage the State Assembly to take final action on these bills without delay.