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  • Friday, January 30, 2015

    Peters Calls Arsenal ‘Pillar of National Defense’

    WATERVLIET, NY – The commander of the Watervliet Arsenal “had at least 120,000 reasons why it was important to host” a visit by New York American Legion Commander Frank Peters on the day before the Department of New York Mid-Winter Conference (held Jan 23-25 in Albany).

    “After all, that is how many members” Peters “envisions this year for his organization,” Arsenal Public Affairs Officer John Snyder wrote in a story for the Army Material Command (

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  • Legionnaires to Converge on Albany for Hill Day in March

    Members of The American Legion from across the state will converge on Albany on Tuesday, March 3, for the Legislative Hill Day, to be briefed on veterans legislative issues and to meet with their state legislators from the Assembly and Senate.

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  • Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Bainbridge Post Supports Scout Derbies

    It was a “great day with the Scouts of Cub Scout Pack 52 and their families at the recent annual Pinewood Derby,” which was supported by Slater-Silvernail Post 806 in Bainbridge, reports Post Finance Officer Richard Rusakiewicz.

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  • Sunday, January 25, 2015

    Watervliet Arsenal Commander Addresses Closing Assembly

    ALBANY — The Mid-Winter Conference’s closing assembly Sunday morning featured remarks by Col. Lee Schiller, commander of the Watervliet Arsenal.

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  • Saturday, January 24, 2015

    Yankee Doodle Band Kicks Off Mid-Winter Banquet

    ALBANY –The Yankee Doodle Band – or as Band Director Owen Johnson put it, “America’s oldest American Legion band” – performed a rousing patriotic concert to kick off the Saturday evening banquet festivities at the Mid-Winter Conference

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  • From Shooting Champ to National Candidate to Youngest Attendee

    ALBANY — “The American Legion feels like home.”

    That’s how teenager Andre Gross summed up his junior shooting experience, starting with Webster Post 942 and culminating with the national air rifle sporter championship.

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