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  • Friday, November 15, 2013

    Commander Cites Putnam County Post for Tornado Relief

    MAHOPAC — New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor visited the Legion Family in the Putnam County Nov. 14, and honored Mahopac American Legion Post 1080 for its efforts to provide tornado relief.

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  • Monday, November 11, 2013

    Legion A Big Presence in ‘America’s Parade’


    Photo by Doug Malin.

    A sea of red, white and blue followed American Legion Family members as they marched their way up New York City’s renowned Fifth Avenue on Monday, Nov. 11 for the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade – America’s Parade.

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  • Sunday, November 10, 2013

    Awards Highlight Early November Visitation Swing

    New York State American Legion leaders honored several people in their visitation swing along the Southern Tier and the New York City area in early November, including long-time Legionnaires and a 12-year-old Long Island boy who rescued a child from drowning.

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  • Thursday, November 07, 2013

    Vets Day Message: Losing More to Suicide Than Enemy Fire

    MANHATTAN — New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor zeroed in on the “suicide epidemic” in his Veterans Day message to employees of the VA Healthcare System’s 23rd Street campus Thursday morning, Nov. 7. Men and women in uniform (active duty, Guard and Reserve) are committing suicide at a rate of “more than one a day,” he said. “Simply put, we are losing more servicemembers by their own hands than we are by the enemy in Afghanistan.”

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  • Friday, November 01, 2013

    Legion Leaders Get Taste of Combat Training

    FORT DRUM — New York American Legion leaders got a taste of the 10th Mountain Division’s unique combat training at Fort Drum during their visit to Jefferson County Oct. 5.

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