Tuesday, September 30, 2014
CORNING — Some 22 World War II and Korean War veterans gathered at John P. Eaton American Legion Post 746 here early Saturday morning before taking an honor trip to Washington, D.C., the Corning Leader reported.
Monday, September 29, 2014
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The American Legion’s state commander, Frank J. Peters, who spent four years in the Navy (including combat zone service following the October 1983 Beirut Barracks Bombing that killed 241 U.S. servicemen), is fighting to ensure that troops in harm’s way have the equipment and training they need, and get the benefits they deserve upon their return home, The Saratogian reported.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
HALFMOON — Touring rural upstate has been an eye-opener for city girl Diane Gerber, of Staten Island, The American Legion’s New York State Auxiliary president, The Saratogian reported. She recently saw her first buffalo and stopped at a local dairy where she learned firsthand about the challenges farmers deal with every day.
Friday, September 26, 2014
The New York Junior Shooting Sports League starts Nov. 8, with registrations due by Oct. 25.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sept. 16 is American Legion Day.
Flags on state government buildings are being flown at half-staff today, September 15, in honor of a World War II soldier from Brooklyn whose remains were recently discovered and transported back to the United States. U.S. Army PFC Bernard Gavrin, 29, was last heard from in 1944 when he was reported missing in action during the battle for Saipan. His official burial was on September 12 at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.