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  • Monday, May 30, 2016

    Legionnaires Out in Force for Memorial Day

    The American Legion led or co-sponsored Memorial Day ceremonies across the state and nation Monday as well as over the weekend. They joined in numerous community parades, too.

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  • Saturday, May 28, 2016

    Memorial Day Brings Both a Smile and a Tear

    James Yermas

    James Yermas

    We have a lot to reflect on this Memorial Day.

    Veterans who are no longer with us. Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans who had an impact on us.

    For those who personally touched us, Memorial Day allows us to savor their memory. To smile. And then, inside, to render a tearful salute.

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  • Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Oratorical Contest An Opportunity to Hone Skills and Honor Vets

    New York State American Legion Champion Melissa A. Woodford of New City, NY, was one of 53 contestants competing for national honors in the Legion’s oratorical contest held in Indianapolis, Indiana in April.

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  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Leading Candidate Sampson in Vets’ Hall of Fame

    ALBANY – Vietnam-era veteran John B. Sampson, the leading candidate for 2016-2017 commander of the New York State American Legion, was inducted into the New York State Senate’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame on May 24.

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  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016

    Legionnaire State Directory in Offing

    The Department of New York is working with Publishing Concepts to produce a state-wide directory of Legionnaires.

    To accomplish this, Publishing Concepts will be contacting members, starting mid-June, via mail, email and telephone to see who would like to be included in the directory. For those interested in participating, the directory can include photo and biographical info.

    Those wishing to purchase a copy of the directory may pre-order it so the publisher will know how many to print.

    See flyer: State_Directory_NY

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  • Monday, May 23, 2016

    Deadline for Convention Ads/Boosters is June 1

    No more ads or boosters will be accepted after June 1, 2016 for the Department Convention program book, the convention committee announced.

    The Department of New York Convention takes place July 14-16 in Binghamton.