Albany, N.Y., January 31—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today said that he will seek to co-sponsor and strongly support legislation in the Senate to provide a tax credit to state businesses that hire veterans returning home from military service.
O’Mara highlighted federal Bureau of Labor statistics from 2012 showing that unemployment reached a staggering 20 percent for veterans under the age of 30 who have recently returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Moreover, statistics show that a significant number of recently returned veterans report service-connected disabilities.
Bath, N.Y., March 7—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today urged area residents to support the veterans assistance organization RenovatingHope by voting daily online in the The Home Depot Foundation’s 2nd annual “Aprons in Action” contest.
In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said: “We are proud to take every opportunity that we possibly can to support our veterans. We hope that as many area residents as possible will join us in this effort to help RenovatingHope make a life-changing difference for another local hero.”
Albany, N.Y., March 28—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) today said that one of the highlights of the new state budget is the creation of a Hire-a-Vet tax credit to encourage businesses throughout New York to hire returning veterans.
Albany, N.Y., April 4—State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) announced today that he’s accepting nominations for the New York State Senate’s “Veterans Hall of Fame” -- an online tribute to the military and civilian lives of distinguished veterans from across New York State.
We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be prepared, so we may always be free.
~ President Ronald Reagan, remarks on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1984
My best wishes for a safe, enjoyable and, above all, meaningful Memorial Day weekend.
There are many ceremonies, parades, and other observances taking place across the region to honor our veterans, past and present -- and to pay tribute to the brave men and women protecting and making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms at this very moment.
See the links below for a listing of many of them:
Painted Post, N.Y., June 14--On Flag Day, Friday, June 14, 2013, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats) will hold a ceremony at the Painted Post Village Hall (261 Steuben Street, Painted Post) to induct Steuben County native and Painted Post Mayor Roswell L. “Roz” Crozier, Jr. into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame.