Michael H. Ranzenhofer's posts related to Veterans

Ranzenhofer backs bill to implement "Jobs for Heroes" program in New York

State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer talks about the importance of passing legislation to implement the "Jobs for Heroes" program in New York State. Currently, almost forty other states are utilizing this program to honor our veterans. 

State Senate passes "Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act"

Senator Ranzenhofer votes in favor of legislation to help New York's service disabled veterans pursue successful new business ventures. The State Senate passed the bill on March 24.

Neider inducted into NYS Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Honored by Ranzenhofer at State Capitol ceremony


Albany, N.Y. – United States Army Specialist 5th Class James B. Neider has been selected – by State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer – as a New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame Honoree for the 61st District for his gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces and service to the community.


Neider volunteered to serve in 1968 after receiving a Bachelor degree in Education.  He served in Germany with the 3rd Armored Division’s 503rd Military Police Company.



Neider reflects on Veterans' Hall of Fame induction ceremony, service to country

Albany, N.Y. - New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame Honoree Jim Neider reflects on his service in the United States Army and the induction ceremony in the State Capitol. Senator Ranzenhofer nominated Neider from the 61st Senate District.  Click here to learn more.

Memorial Day Ceremony at Clarence Town Park

Clarence, NY - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer talks to members of Clarence Post 838 of the American Legion after a Memorial Day Ceremony at Clarence Town Park. 

Batavia Memorial Day Parade

Batavia, NY - State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer waves to the crowd at Batavia's Memorial Day Parade.

76th Annual Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies in Williamsville

Williamsville, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins Assemblyman Ray Walter in honoring our nation's veterans by participating in the 76th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies.

Route 98 dedicated to local veterans

State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer joins Assemblyman Steve Hawley and local veterans to unveil a new name for Route 98, Genesee and Orleans Veterans Memorial Highway. Senator Ranzenhofer authored the law to designate the highway in honor of area veterans.

State Senate Honors 70th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion With Resolution and Veterans Legislation

The New York State Senate has just honored World War II veterans by adopting  a resolution that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Allied Army invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, a defining day in world history that marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe and the eventual end of World War II; as well as passing a package of legislation to benefit veterans, and men and women in active military duty.

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Initiatives to help our hometown heroes

By: Michael H. Ranzenhofer


New York’s heroic servicemen and women deserve our respect, our gratitude, and as much support as we can possibly provide.  We should always be mindful of their sacrifice and service on behalf of all Americans.  As your State Senator, I have always worked to support New York’s courageous veterans.


Earlier this year, I honored a hometown hero at a State Capitol ceremony as one of the newest inductees of the Veterans’ Hall of Fame.  While he enlisted in the United States Army decades ago, James Neider continues to serve veterans and their families to this day. He is a founder of the Joint Veterans’ Honor Guard and a tireless advocate for locating a National Military Cemetery to our region.