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  • Monday, August 31, 2015

    Albany News Anchor Mark Baker Honored at National Convention

    Mark Baker

    Mark Baker

    BALTIMORE – Mark Baker, a news anchor with WTEN News10 ABC in Albany, NY, wanted to thank veterans for their service last Veterans Day. He dropped by Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia after staff there alerted him to a photo they had taken of 98-year-old World War II army veteran Justus “Jay” Belfield, dressed in uniform and rendering a salute. He died just hours after the photo was taken.

    Baker filed a story called “Final Salute,” which included the photo. It went viral, with 35 million hits on the station’s website alone. It also was picked up by major news networks.

    During the American Legion National Convention here Monday, the Department of New York honored Baker with the New York American Legion Press Association’s Special Recognition Award.

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  • Saturday, August 29, 2015

    NY American Legion Band Wins Top National Honors

    BALTIMORE — The New York American Legion Band of the Tonawandas from Tonawanda Post 264 is a number one American Legion concert band in the country.

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  • Legion Riders in Altamont Ride for Vets Programs

    ALTAMONT — The American Legion Riders at Helderberg Post 977 in Altamont hosted the 3rd Annual Poker Run to raise money in support of area veteran programs on Saturday, August 29, Albany’s ABC News10 TV reported.

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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015

    Syracuse Team Wins Department Golf Tournament

    MARATHON, NY — The Department of New York’s annual golf tournament for Legionnaires was blessed with great weather – once again – at Maple Hill Golf Club here, reported Golf Chairman Auseklis Krumins.

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  • Monday, August 17, 2015

    ‘Doable Goals’ Combined with ‘Culture of Growth’

    “Our goals this year are going to be doable.”

    That’s how Department Commander James Yermas opened the membership recruiting workshop for the 5th and 6th Districts in Syracuse Sunday, on the heels of conducting another workshop the day before in Shortsville for the 7th and 8th Districts.

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  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    4 Players Receive Baseball Scholarshps

    The New York State American Legion Baseball Scholarship Committee has awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship to a young Rome baseball player and $500 scholarships to three other players from Amsterdam, Eden and New Paltz.

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