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  • Friday, March 24, 2017

    Post 651 Honors Long Island’s Korean War Vets

    SAYVILLE, NY – A capacity crowd of friends, family and officials packed into the American Legion Smith/Wever Post 651 on March 21, 2017 as veterans hosted an Award and Remembrance Ceremony honoring Long Island heroes of the Korean War.

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  • VA Covers 8 Diseases Connected with Camp Lejeune Service

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now covering eight diseases as presumptive service-connected for those who served at Camp Lejeune, NC between 1953 and 1987, reports R. Michael Suter, the American Legion Department of New York’s rehab field coordinator.

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  • Friday, March 17, 2017

    National Legion Commander to Newsweek: VA’s Disarming Policy Must Go

    By CHARLES E. SCHMIDT ON 3/16/17

    Current Department of Veterans Affairs policy unfairly imposes upon the Second Amendment rights of veterans who are experiencing financial difficulty and require VA assistance in managing their money.

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  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

    Brooklyn Youth Is State Oratorical Champion

    ALBANY — Jared Rios, a junior at St. Edmund Preparatory High School in Brooklyn, New York, is The American Legion New York State oratorical champion for 2017, Oratorical Chairman Anthony Paternostro announced.  [ Oratorical Photo Album by Frank Carletta ]

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  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Hannibal Riders to Host Vet Fest June 17

    HANNIBAL, NY — Hannibal American Legion Riders Chapter is hosting a Vet Fest Saturday, June 17, 2017 as a Department of New York “Ride In” event, state Legion Riders Secretary Leonard Misczuk announced.

    All Legion Riders are invited.

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  • Friday, March 10, 2017

    Legion Family Homecoming Gala Is June 10

    The New York State American Legion will celebrate the second annual Legion Family Homecoming on Saturday, June 10, at Vernon Downs Casino Hotel in Vernon, NY. The Homecoming honors Department Commander John B. Sampson, Department President Debbie Kryczkowski and Detachment Commander J. Bruce Ruthven.
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