Thursday, April 27, 2017
Legionnaire Robert Morisseau, a chief petty officer with the New York Naval Militia, has received a prestigious New York State Citizen Soldier Award.
Did you know that the photos of almost 1,200 service members from the state of New York who made the ultimate sacrifice in Vietnam are missing from the “Wall of Faces” on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s website?
I have initiated a state-wide Community Service project that will hopefully “find a face” for every name that is listed without a photo.
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Monday, April 24, 2017
PENN YAN — Johnson-Costello American Legion Post 355 recently celebrated its 98th anniversary, honoring members, volunteers, and local law enforcement and emergency responders.
Andy Swarthout was honored as the Seventh District Legionnaire of the Year, and was presented with a Lifetime Membership award for his contributions to the post and the needs of area veterans. For 16 years, he has served at the chairman of the Memorial Day observations in Penn Yan. He also organizes military honors at funerals in the area.
Read more in The Chronicle-Express.
Monday, April 10, 2017
The Department of New York’s 5th District will hold its Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 26 at Highland Meadows Golf & Country Club in Watertown, District Golf Chair Michael E. Michalski announced.
Proceeds will benefit the USO.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Legion and Arsenal Have Long History Together
American Legion National Vice Commander V. James Troiola visited the historic Watervliet Arsenal on April 6, accompanied by New York American Legion Department Commander John Sampson and several other Legion leaders. “The one thing that stood out more than any other is just how much pride each worker has in what they are doing for our country,” Troiola said. “Wherever I went today, every employee was not just friendly, they were also very committed to supporting our troops.”
Thursday, April 06, 2017
American Legion Riders of John Adams Jr. Post 925 in Norfolk, NY will host a charity ride on Saturday, July 8, to raise money for the 10th Mountain Division / Fort Drum Wounded Warriors Fund.