Hugh T. Farley's posts related to Veterans

Senator Farley Calls for New Voluntary Tax Check-Off to Support Veterans Services

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R - Schenectady) with volunteer Diane Bristol (left) and Dianna Rios, Specialist with Services to the Armed Forces at the American Red Cross, Northeastern New York Region. The Red Cross personnel were on hand at Saratoga County's Guardian House to hear Senator Farley and Assemblyman Jim Tedisco unveil legislation that would create a voluntary tax check-off for New Yorkers to contribute to programs and services for veterans.

Senator Farley Proposes Legislation to Help Veterans

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R - Schenectady) is pictured with U.S. Army Major General Peter S. Lennon and his wife, Elaine Lennon, on May 17th at the Guardian House in Saratoga County. The Senator unveiled legislation that would create a voluntary tax check-off for New Yorkers to contribute to programs and services for veterans. The bill, A5409/S4349, creates a voluntary tax check-off fund for New Yorkers to contribute to veterans programs and services like the Guardian House for women.

Senator Farley Salutes Guardian House

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R - Schenectady) with Mary Lasky, financial director at Saratoga County Rural Preservation Company. The group oversees the Guardian House, a home that helps women veterans. The Guardian House just won $25,000 from a Home Depot "Aprons in Action" Facebook contest and is currently in the running for a Home Deport Facebook prize of $250,000. The money would be used for the shelter and to help build a wellness center. Visit the "Aprons in Action" Facebook page, located at https://apps.facebook.com/apronsinaction/, and vote throughout the month of May for the Saratoga County RPC-VETHELP.

Senator Farley Honors Clifton Park Veteran with Induction into Hall of Fame

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) had the pleasure of inducting World War II veteran Allan Atwell of Clifton Park into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame on May 21st in Albany.

“Mr. Atwell is an amazing individual,” Senator Farley said. “He was a typical small town, upstate boy who went into the Army at age 18 in 1943, and the private first class ended up aiding in the liberation of France in 1944. Not only did he protect our Country, he was a protector for France as well.”

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Military Veterans Can Apply for Special Designation on Driver’s License

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that starting today, military veterans -- who are residents of New York State -- will be able to apply for a special designation on their State driver’s license. Those interested individuals cannot apply by phone or online but must apply in person at a Department of Motor Vehicles office. The veteran status will be printed on all future NYS DMV photo documents. For more information, visit http://www.dmv.ny.gov/armedforces.htm#vetstat

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Senator Farley Notes Monday Is Veterans Day

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) reminds constituents that Monday, November 11th, is Veterans Day.

"Veterans Day essentially dates back to November 11, 1919. On that day, our nation first observed Armistice Day. This holiday sought to remember and celebrate the end of World War I, which occurred in 1918 on the eleventh day of the eleventh month on the eleventh hour. That is why many people observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. In 1954, Armistice Day was re-designated as Veterans Day to honor and remember the sacrifices of all the men and women who have served our country in the military," Senator Farley said.

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Senator Farley Participates in Brown School's Veterans Ceremony

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in a Veterans Ceremony hosted by Schenectady’s Brown School  on November 8th.  As part of the ceremony, Senator Farley presented John and Karen McKenna, parents of the late Captain John McKenna, with a Senate Citation recognizing them for their efforts to help families who have lost a loved one  in the military.

Senator Farley Salutes Veterans With Brown School Students

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of participating in a Veterans Ceremony hosted by Schenectady’s Brown School on November 8th. As part of the ceremony, Senator Farley presented John and Karen McKenna, parents of the late Captain John McKenna, with a Senate Citation recognizing them for their efforts to help families who have lost a loved one in the military. The students at the Brown School also created an impressive American Flag out of tuna and Campbell's Soup cans on Friday and donated the food to area food pantries.

Senator Farley Receives Patriot Award

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) was honored to receive the First Patriot Award on November 9th at the Saratoga Hilton from Patriot Hills of New York for his ongoing support and dedication to veterans. He received the award during the organization’s Military Ball and Veterans Gala, a night dedicated to the military. Patriot Hills provides support to veterans and their families with issues such as reintegration, job placement and educational opportunities.