Saturday, May 13, 2023
Department Commander Condemns Displacing Struggling Veterans
New York State’s American Legion commander condemned displacing homeless veterans from hotels to make room for migrants coming from New York City.
“These veterans served their country, taking an oath to put themselves in harm’s way if need be,” said David R. Riley Sr., American Legion Department of New York commander. “They deserve better. We owe them. Our country, our state, our citizens owe them.”
Riley said he was reacting to a report in the New York Post about a number of upstate hotels in the Newburgh and Middletown areas giving the boot to struggling veterans to make room for migrants.