William J. Larkin Jr.'s posts related to Veterans

Larkin Happy Postal Service Intends To Reissue Purple Heart Stamp In The Future

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) was pleased to receive a letter from the United States Postal Service (USPS) confirming their intent to reissue the Purple Heart stamp as postal rates change.

Senator Larkin had originally contacted the Postal Service requesting that the Purple Heart stamp be issued as a "forever stamp" to avoid the difficulties that arise when postal rates are increased. While the reply he received back from USPS does not commit to the "forever stamp" it does express their intent to reissue the stamp should rates increase.


Long Gray Line Marches To Albany




Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson), a retired Lieutenant Colonel who served 23 years of active duty in the United States Army, today hosted the fifty-seventh annual "West Point Legislative Day" at the New York State Capitol in Albany.

Senator Larkin Honors Anthony Zippo

Nominates Him to the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Senator Bill Larkin (R,C-Cornwall-on-Hudson) has nominated Anthony Zippo, Director of the Orange County Veterans Service Agency, for inclusion in the Senate's Veterans Hall of Fame. Mr. Zippo was nominated for his outstanding dedication to the veterans of Orange County, and throughout the entire Hudson Valley.



Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) recently announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made available a new medallion, which is to be affixed to an existing privately purchased headstone or marker to signify a deceased person’s status as a veteran. 



Senator Larkin Welcomes Honored Veterans To The Senate Chamber

Senators Bill Larkin, Dean Skelos and Tom Libous welcome several of the veterans inducted into the Senate Veterans Hall of Fame to the Senate chamber.  Mr. Anthony Zippo, Senator Larkin's honoree, is second standing from the left.

Senator Larkin Introduces Resolution Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Ending of the Iranian Hostage Crisis

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) introduced a legislative resolution in the New York State Senate commemorating the 30th anniversary of the ending of the Iranian Hostage Crisis. "This resolution is the Senate's way of showing our appreciation to the hostages, their families, the members of the rescue mission and their families," said Senator Larkin. "Their sacrifices and courage are truly inspiring and I thank them for their service to their county."


U.S. Postal Service Makes Purple Heart Stamp "Forever"

An effort to honor military heroes that began in the New York State Senate 11 years ago has now resulted in the U.S. Postal Service announcing that the Purple Heart postage stamp has been classified as a “Forever” stamp, ensuring that it will continue in circulation. 


West Point Day 2011

Senator Larkin speaks on the Senate floor during the 2011 West Point Day in Albany. 

Senate Veterans Committee Press Conference

Senator Larkin speaks during a press conference held by the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs.