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  • Sunday, May 28, 2017

    NY Times Puts Light on Legionnaires Providing Dignified Burials for Homeless Vets

    ‘A dignified end to New York’s forgotten veterans.’

    That was the headline for a May 23rd feature story in the New York Times about homeless veterans who are saved from pauper’s graves, thanks to Legionnaires like Queens County Adjutant Paul J. Schottenhamel.

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  • Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    7th District Sons Host Flag Retirement Ceremony

    WEST BLOOMFIELD — American Legion Riders from Francis M. Dalton Post 282 in West Bloomfield joined other members of the American Legion Family on May 21 for an annual flag education and retirement ceremony sponsored by the 7th District Sons of the American Legion (SAL), Riders vice state director Jerry Ketchum reported.

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  • Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Wellsville Riders Create Field of Flags to Help Disabled Vets

    WELLSVILLE, NY — American Legion Riders (ALR) of Wellsville Post 702 installed a Field of Flags on the lawn of Jones Memorial Hospital here on Armed Forces Day, May 20, reported Jerry Ketchum, ALR state vice director for Districts 7 & 8.

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  • Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Help Your Community to Observe Memorial Day

    by John B. Sampson

    This year Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 29.

    This one day a year is when we formally take the time to honor and remember those who never came home from war and who gave their all so we could be free.

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  • Thursday, May 04, 2017

    NY Legion in Spotlight for Its ‘System Worth Saving’ Initiative

    By The American Legion

    May 04, 2017

    Editor’s note: The National American Legion’s Department Spotlight shines on the Department of New York for its unique System Worth Saving initiative.

    When funding for The American Legion’s System Worth Saving program began to dwindle, Department of New York members Mike Suter and Pat Rourk — both of whom served on the national program — took the initiative to ensure their state’s program would endure.

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  • Wednesday, May 03, 2017

    Iroquois Post Gets New Home, Thanks to Seneca Nation

    IRVING, NY — Iroquois Post 1587 has a new post home, thanks to the Seneca Nation.

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