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  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015

    Long Island Legionnaires Donate Comfort, Rehab Items

    “It’s the act of giving – one veteran to another.”

    That’s how Operation Comfort Warrior (OCW) Program Director Bruce Drake described Suffolk County American Legion’s presentation of thousands of dollars in comfort, recreational and rehab items to the Northport VA Medical Center and Women’s Clinic on Tuesday (Nov. 24).

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  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015

    Legion Family Helped Get Rte 15A Dedicated to Vets

    LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Portions of State Route 15A here are now known as Veterans Memorial Highway, thanks in part to the local American Legion Family.

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  • Thursday, November 12, 2015

    Boys State Icon Al Paviglianti Passes at 92

    Legionnaire Albert Paviglianti was a proud World World II marine who, at the age of 92, passed on to Post Everlasting on Nov. 10, 2015 – fittingly, on the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    Veterans Day Tribute Occurs in Sea of Flags

    A sea of red, white and blue provided the backdrop for Veterans Day ceremonies in Utica, where American Legion-led tributes and wreath-laying took place at six monuments around the city – including in the middle of 1,000 tall American flags set up in neat rows along the Memorial Parkway to honor veterans.

    In fact, the American Legion Family was out in force across the state Wednesday honoring veterans by participating in parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, and dedication of roads and walkways to veterans.

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  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015

    WW II Vet’s Stolen Medals Replaced

    Lt. Andrew Doyle disappeared over the Pacific in 1944;
    2 Purple Hearts stolen from only surviving sibling in a burglary

    BROOKLYN — Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) joined Brig. Gen. William H. Graham at Fort Hamilton on Nov. 8 to present service medals to Ann Byrne — the only surviving sibling of Lieutenant Andrew Doyle, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while flying a combat mission in 1944. After remaining in Ms. Byrne’s possession for decades, Lt. Doyle’s medals, including two Purple Hearts, were stolen in a random burglary several years ago.
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  • Sunday, November 08, 2015

    Thank a Veteran Every Day

    American Legion Department of New York

    Every day should be Veterans Day, not just the annual Nov. 11th observance.

    The debt America and Americans owe to veterans cannot be satisfied by an annual expression of gratitude and remembrance.

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