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  • Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Helm to Congress: Need Transition Assistance, Better PTSD Care

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 25, 2015) – In a hearing room packed with more than 300 veterans and their families, American Legion National Commander Michael D. Helm laid out a wide-ranging legislative agenda before members and leadership of the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs. “The prevailing concern,” Helm told the lawmakers, “is transition assistance.”

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  • Ossining Post Gets $50,000 State Grant

    State Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) announced a $50,000 grant for Ossining American Legion Post 506 and presented a ceremonial check at the post on Feb. 24 during a meeting with his Veterans Advisory Council.

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  • Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    Legion Head Calls Out VA Secretary

    The head of The American Legion called VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s characterization of his service “a poor choice of words.”

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  • Legion to Honor Memory of Past Auxiliary, SAL Leaders

    A Memorial Service for Past Department Auxiliary President Regina Harris and Past Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Commander John Rogers will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15, “to celebrate their lives and honor their service to the American Legion,” Kings County SAL Commander Joe SantaCroce announced.

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  • Monday, February 23, 2015

    Law & Order Awards Honor Top Cops, Firefighters, EMTs

    The American Legion Law and Order Awards Program honors outstanding police officers, corrections officers, police departments, firefighters, fire departments, emergency medical technicians and emergency squads. The awards are presented at the local, county, district and state levels. For Law & Order Awards Info and Forms, click here.

  • Constitutional Speech Contest Is Feb. 28

    The 78th Annual Department of New York Oratorical Scholarship Program is sponsoring “A Constitutional Speech Contest” to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Sand Creek Middle School, Sand Creek Road, Colonie, NY.

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