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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    NY Boosts Legion Charities at National Convention

    American Legion charities got a $85,000 boost during the 98th National Convention this week in Cincinnati, thanks to the New York State American Legion Family.

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  • National Legion Parade Boasts Large NY Contingent

    CINCINNATI — The American Legion Family from New York had one of the largest contingents in the National Convention Parade – members of the Legion, the Auxiliary, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Riders, and the Yankee Doodle Band (Fort Crailo Post 471, Rensselaer, NY).

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  • Friday, August 19, 2016

    National Convention Agenda Highlights Available

    See the Convention Agenda Highlights for The American Legion’s National Convention, scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. 1 in Cincinnati.

    National Convention Page.


  • Clinton, Trump to Address National Legion Convention

    CINCINNATI — Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have accepted invitations to address The American Legion’s National Convention, to be held here Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

    Former Secretary of State Clinton will speak on Aug. 30 and Trump on Sept. 1.

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  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016

    Bainbridge Post Grabs 1st Place in Golf Outing

    Auseklis Krumins

    Auseklis Krumins

    MARATHAN — The Department of New York’s annual golf tournament was held on August 5 at the Maple Hill Golf Club here and “once again the golfers were blessed with great weather,” reported Golf Chairman Auseklis Krumins. “This was the first year that the entire Legion family was included so the event was well-attended,” he said. “Everyone had a great time, regardless of how well they played.”

    Bainbridge Team #1, captained by Richard Rusakiewicz of Post 806, finished in first place.

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  • Monday, August 08, 2016

    ‘Thank You for Making Me a Better Person’

    Rick YaroshWounded warrior Rick Yarosh speaks at state convention

    Rick Yarosh’s life changed forever when a roadside bomb in Iraq left him battered and engulfed in flames.

    He lost a leg and the use of his hands. Badly burned, he would never again look in a mirror and see the face of the man he was. But he had hope, the former Army sergeant told the Annual Department Convention held in Binghamton July 14-16.   (Convention photo gallery.)

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