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  • Friday, October 27, 2017

    Commander Visits 6th District, Including Delaware County

    Department Commander Rena Nessler swung through 6th District counties this week, including stops in Delaware County Oct. 24 where County Adjutant Michael Frisbee snapped a few photos as County Commander Barry S. Ellis hosted the visitation.

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  • Monday, October 23, 2017

    Canandaigua SAL Hosts ‘Welcome Home Celebration’

    Military personnel, veterans and their families enjoyed a Welcome Home Celebration Sept. 23 at Canandaigua American Legion Post 256.

    Hosted by the Canandaigua Sons of The American Legion (SAL) and the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, the event attracted 150 people, including 94 veterans, reported SAL Squadron Commander Gabe Cinquegrana.

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  • Friday, October 20, 2017

    Mid-Winter Conference Info and Forms Available

    ALBANY — Information and related forms for the 2018 Mid-Winter Conference are now available.

    The conference runs Jan. 19-21 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center.

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Pizza Fundraiser for Post’s Community Programs

    BURNT HILLS — Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake American Legion Post 1817 is holding a fundraiser at Pizza Works at 733 Saratoga Rd., Burnt Hills, on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 4 to 9 p.m.

    “A percentage of pizza sales will be donated to our post to support community programs which we sponsor,” notes Carl N. Poole, post treasurer and membership chairperson.

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  • Friday, October 06, 2017

    VA Task Force Findings Available

    The VA healthcare visitation reports for the past three years are now available on the Department of New York website, Department Adjutant James Casey announced.

    The reports contain the findings of the Department’s VA Task Force.

    2016-2017 VA Healthcare Visitation Report

    2015-2016 VA Healthcare Visitation Report

    2014-2015 VA Healthare Visitation Report


  • Thursday, October 05, 2017

    Commander Nessler talks expanding membership, advocating for military families

    Rena Nessler

    Commander Rena Nessler

    WATERTOWN — The first female commander in the 99-year history of The American Legion Department of New York said she wants to connect with younger military veterans to help grow the national organization into the future, the Watertown Daily Times reported Oct. 5.

    “Our organization is for veterans of all ages,” said Rena Nessler, who was elected to the role earlier this year after several years of service to the organization. “We look at input from our younger veterans, and ask what they like, and work with them to incorporate that…”

    Commander Nessler visited the Watertown area on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with other top Legion officials. Their tour included a stop at the John C. Londraville Post 832, lunch in Cape Vincent, and then a dinner at the Army Navy Post 61, Watertown. Joining her were state Auxiliary President Patricia Hennessey and state Sons of The American Legion Detachment Commander William Clancy III.

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