Michael H. Ranzenhofer's posts related to Veterans

Remarks from State Senator Ranzenhofer for Tonawanda Veterans Memorial Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony

It is an honor to be with you here today on this momentous occasion with Former Secretary of State, General Colin Powell , veterans and Tonawanda residents.  I would like to personally thank the organizers for inviting me here today, especially the Chair and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee, Dan Crangle and Peter Rizzo.   I would also like to thank the veterans present here today and all veterans for their service and dedication to our country.  I would be remise if I did not publicly acknowledge the outstanding efforts of Senator Mary Lou Rath and her staunch support

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Remarks from Senator Ranzenhofer at Clarence American Legion Meeting on September 9th

Remarks from Senator Ranzenhofer at Clarence American Legion MeetingSeptember 9, 2009

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Ranzenhofer Announces Veterans Outreach; Information on benefits, networking and business start-up programs

New York State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer will hold a Veterans Outreach Program on Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Ranzenhofer celebrates Purple Heart "Forever" stamp

Clarence, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer presents a poster, commemorating the introduction of the Purple Heart stamp as a Forever stamp, to members of the Clarence American Legion –  Post 838.  The United States Postal Service officially unveiled and issued the Purple Heart Forever stamp yesterday in San Diego, California. 

In 2009, Senator Ranzenhofer wrote to Postmaster General John Potter and co-sponsored a legislative resolution requesting the U.S. Postal Service issue the Purple Heart stamp as a permanent Forever stamp.  The new classification ensures the Purple Heart stamp will continue in circulation and supporters will no longer need to advocate to for its reissue each time the price of stamps increases.

Ranzenhofer celebrates Purple Heart "Forever" Stamp

Batavia, N.Y. – State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer presents a poster, commemorating the introduction of the Purple Heart stamp as a Forever stamp, to Genesee County Veterans Director Hal Kreter and Purple Heart recipients.  The United States Postal Service officially unveiled and issued the Purple Heart Forever stamp on May 5 in San Diego, California. 

Senate acts to create new panel to support aging veterans

Measure Seeks To Improve State Consideration of Issues Facing Vets

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Senate today approved legislation to help older veterans by creating an advisory committee that specifically assists state officials in addressing important veterans issues. New York has the second highest veteran population in the United States and bill S.3337, sponsored by Senator Michael Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), focuses on improving the care and state support available to aging veterans by creating a panel of gerontology and veterans’ issue experts.

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Senate celebrates Memorial Day with passage of bills to help veterans and active military

To commemorate New York State’s upcoming Memorial Day observance, the State Senate took time on Wednesday to honor current and former military service members, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Nine bills focused on supporting veterans and active service members were passed. Two bills in particular, sponsored by Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), provide important parental rights protections for military service men and women. Bill S.3228 prevents the courts from considering the potential for a military service deployment as a detrimental factor when determining parental custody of a child.

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Senate celebrates Memorial Day with passage of bills to help veterans and active military

To commemorate New York State’s upcoming Memorial Day observance, the State Senate took time on Wednesday to honor current and former military service members, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Nine bills focused on supporting veterans and active service members were passed. Two bills in particular, sponsored by Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R-C-I, Amherst), provide important parental rights protections for military service men and women. Bill S.3228 prevents the courts from considering the potential for a military service deployment as a detrimental factor when determining parental custody of a child.

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Pilozzi selected as Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree

Honored in Albany at induction ceremony on Flag Day

Albany, N.Y. – United States Army Commissioned Second Lieutenant and City of Tonawanda Mayor Ronald J. Pilozzi has been selected – by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer – as a New York State Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree for his gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces and service to the community. 

Pilozzi served as a Commissioned Second Lietuenant in U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972 after joining ROTC at Canisius College. During that time, he served as an Artillery Officer with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and then as an Executive Officer of the 81st Artillery in West Germany. 

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Video: Pilozzi selected as Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree

United States Army Commissioned Second Lieutenant and City of Tonawanda Mayor Ronald J. Pilozzi has been selected – by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer – as a New York State Veterans Hall of Fame Honoree for his gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces and service to the community. 

Pilozzi served as a Commissioned Second Lietuenant in U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972 after joining ROTC at Canisius College. During that time, he served as an Artillery Officer with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and then as an Executive Officer of the 81st Artillery in West Germany.