Thursday, November 02, 2017
BUFFALO — The 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival took place Oct. 29 at UB Center for the Arts, featuring 51 categories of art, creative writing, dance, drama and music. A local veteran, James Becker of Grand Island, took a gold medal for his painting, “Intraflection,” in the Military Combat Experience category.
The arts fest is open to veterans across the nation who are treated in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. It is sponsored by the VA and the American Legion Auxiliary.
National Commander Denise Rohan and National Auxiliary President Diane Duscheck joined Department of New York Legion and Auxiliary members who volunteered at the arts festival.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS — American Legion National Commander Denise H. Rohan noted that Tuesday’s truck attack in New York City was a “senseless attack upon innocent civilians” and “is just another reminder of why The American Legion is fully committed to defeating terrorism.”
“We have always maintained that it will be a long protracted struggle, but we must support our men and women in the military and in law enforcement. The first responders again performed admirably and we are grateful to the brave officers who stopped the attack. We pray for the victims and their families.”