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  • Thursday, December 25, 2014

    Legionnaire Fire Chief Rebuffs Atheists Over Christmas Sign

    UTICA — Legionnaire Fire Chief Russell Brooks found himself in the center of national attention in December when he rebuffed demands by atheist groups to take down a “Happy Birthday Jesus” sign in front of one of Utica’s fire stations.

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  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Legion Posts Provide Winterwear for Children

    UTICA — The pre-schoolers were excited, singing for their American Legion visitors, and showing gleeful anticipation over the huge box decorated with Christmas wrapping.

    The Calvary Head Start program, located in the former Calvary Church Parish House on South Street with the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA), put out the word that children were in need of winter clothing.

    “Two American Legion Posts answered the call,” noted Marron Mcleod of Provost Post 1686.

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  • Monday, December 15, 2014

    Gaeta Heads Junior Baseball Program for 2015


    Greg Gaeta

    Greg Gaeta of Utica Post 229 has been appointed director of the Department’s Junior Baseball Program for 2015 season, Department of NY American Legion Baseball Chairman Bruce Mayfield announced.

    Greg will oversee the American Legion Baseball Junior Program, including the Department Junior Tournament.

    He has been involved with American Legion Baseball for over 20 years as a player, coach and manager at Utica Post 229 and administrator for District 5.


  • Friday, December 12, 2014

    New State Laws & Initiatives Benefit Vets

    A number of new state laws and initiatives benefit veterans or their families.

    Here is a summary, passed on by Department Americanism Chair John Konkol and provided by Steven Waldner from the VA’s Watertown Vet Center.

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  • Monday, December 08, 2014

    Legion Honors Pearl Harbor Fallen

    WEST SENECA, N.Y. – A number of Americaan Legion Posts held services Dec. 7 in honor of those who died and fought in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Among them was West Seneca Post 735, where veterans throughout the area gathered to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the attack, Time Warner Cable News in Buffalo reported.

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  • Tuesday, December 02, 2014

    Mid-Winter Conference Schedule Available

    The schedule of meetings and workshops at the Department Mid-Winter Conference is now available. Click here.

    The Mid-Winter Conference takes place Jan. 23-25, 2015 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany.