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Senator DeFrancisco Celebrates Fort Drum Day at the Capitol

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with Commanding General Stephen Townsend and members of the 10th Mountain Division during Fort Drum Day at the Capitol on March 17th, 2015.

The event celebrated Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division’s contributions to the State of New York.  Joining General Townsend at the Capitol were Colonel Gary Rosenberg, Fort Drum Garrison Commander; Captain Scott Dawe, Commanding General’s Aide; Lieutenant Colonel Tage Rainsford, Public Affairs Officer, and many active-duty soldiers with the 10th Mountain Division.

Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Welcome Home Ceremony for Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 5

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco poses with cadets and a World War II veteran after the Honor Fight Syracuse "Welcome Home" ceremony at Hancock Airport on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Senator DeFrancisco helped welcome home the 81 veterans who were on the Honor Flight and to thank them for their dedicated military service. 

Honor Flight is a not-for-profit organization that flies veterans to and from their war memorials in Washington, D.C.  Hundreds of family and friends of the veterans also participated in Saturday's ceremony.  

Update from Albany: Senator DeFrancisco Highlights Teachers of Excellence and Women of Distinction and Discusses Public Safety Issues on Your Voice

On this Your Voice program, recorded on May 18, 2015, Senator John A. DeFrancisco discusses his 2015 Teachers of Excellence, his 2015 Women of Distinction honoree, West Point Day, the Officer Brian Moore Resolution, Court of Claims, and ticket scalping legislation.

Apply for a New York State Conspicuous Service Cross, Conspicuous Service Medal, or a Medal for Merit.

Thank you for your military service.  Eligibility requirements and links to applications for each military medal are listed below. For more information, or to receive a hard copy of an application, please contact Lindsay Bednarczyk in my district office at 315-428-7632.

All completed applications can be sent to my district office:

800 State Office Building 333 E. Washington Street Syracuse, NY 13202


Conspicuous Service Cross Eligibility Criteria:


Senator DeFrancisco Participates in Armed Forces Day Ceremonies at the 2015 New York State Fair

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco is pictured with a local group of Gold Star Mothers, following the Armed Forces Day ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial on the New York State Fairgrounds.  The ceremony that was held on September 3, 2015, honored and paid tribute to all members of our Armed Forces.