George D. Maziarz's posts related to Veterans

Senator Maziarz honors Veterans Hall of Fame Inductee Margaret Gill

Senator George Maziarz tells the story of the late Margaret Gill of North Tonawanda, who was recently inducted into the NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.  Gill was a distinguished US Army nurse during World War II.

WWII veteran Margaret Gill honored in North Tonawanda

The late Margaret Gill, a US Army nurse who grew up in North Tonawanda, has been inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame, according to Senator George Maziarz.  A plaque commemorating Gill’s service was unveiled today in North Tonawanda City Hall.


Senator Maziarz salutes New York veterans

This is a special video tribute to the brave New Yorkers who have served our country in the Armed Forces over the years.

VFW Post 313 Labor Day Parade

Senator Maziarz is joined by Assemblyman John Ceretto and VFW Post 313 Commander Gary Zanardi prior to the post's 2011 Labor Day parade.

Stanley Maziarz earns prestigious French honor for WWII service

On November 11, I had the distinct honor of accompanying one of my constituents, Stanley Maziarz of North Tonawanda (no relation), to New York City where he was presented with a distinguished award for his military service.  Stanley, a hero of World War II, was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of the French Republic, Mr. Nicholas Sarkozy.  This award signifies the French people’s deep appreciation for Stanley’s contribution to the liberation of France during World War II.

Senator Maziarz thanks local veterans who pushed for new law

Today at North Tonawanda City Hall, Senator George Maziarz thanked two local veterans, John Zaleski and Walt Buchalski, for their advocacy on behalf of those who have served their country in the military.  The two North Tonawanda residents presented Senator Maziarz with the idea for a new law (Chapter 16 of the Laws of 2011) that encourages municipalities to erect bulletin boards displaying helpful information for veterans in their city, town or village halls.  In turn, Senator Maziarz, presented John and Walt with framed “pen certificates” in honor of Governor Cuomo signing the bill into law last year. 


Stanley Maziarz of North Tonawanda honored by Sikora Post

On  Friday January 13, 2012 Stanley Maziarz of North Tonawanda was honored at a reception held by the Sikora Post in North Tonawanda for being named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France.  Senator Maziarz had the distinct pleasure of speaking about Stanley's great accomplishments as well as presenting him with his original letter from President Nicholas Sarkozy framed.  Senator was joined at this event by numerous veteran members of the Sikora Post, Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour, North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt, City of Tonawanda Mayor and North Tonawanda native Ron Pilozzi and elected officials from the City of North Tonawanda.  Senatory Maziarz stated that it was a pleasure to attend such an event to honor a hero of this country.

Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial

Senator Maziarz met with David Fabrizio, Chairman of the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial Commission, to observe the ongoing construction of the memorial.   

Remembering Medal of Honor winner George "Bud" Day

One-time Niagara County resident George “Bud” Day, who led a stellar military career through three wars and received the Medal of Honor, died on July 27 at the age of 88.  He deserves to be remembered.