Arthur Maggy

May 18, 2012


Arthur Maggy

Award: Honoring Our Veterans

Year: 2012

Arthur Maggy served our country as a United States Marine for six years and in the decades that followed has been a dedicated and effective advocate for veterans and their families. 

Art enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1958 and was honorably discharged in 1964. That year he joined the American Legion. In 1975, he was elected Post Commander and two years later was elected Clinton County Commander. Art was elected Fourth District Commander in 1993 and, in 1995, elected Department Vice Commander.

In 1994, Art was appointed Vice Chairman of the National Security Council, a post he continues to hold. He also was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the United States Selective Service System as a local board member, serving as chairman the last six years.

Art is well-known for his advocacy on veterans issues, particularly to establish New York State veterans cemeteries recognizing their importance not only to veterans but their families. Art also is well-known for working with schools to teach proper respect for the American Flag. With the support of local organizations, he has provided hundreds of flags to teachers to ensure students are taught the meaning and history of our flag.

As a volunteer van driver for Disabled American Veterans, Art provides North Country veterans safe travel to the Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany for needed health care.

Art is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League and Vietnam Veterans Post #1. He and his wife, Marie, live in Morrisonville.