Sunday, January 26, 2014
‘Legion New York’ Mag Debuts at Conference
The Department of New York debuted a new publication, Legion New York, at the Mid-Winter Conference held Jan. 24-26 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Part of the Department’s efforts to raise the level of communications and marketing, Legion New York boasts an array of stories from interesting happenings on the Post level to actions by Department leadership.
Designed as a news magazine, the inaugural issue features such topics as:
— a tribute to Adjutant Emeritus and Past National Commander Richard Pedro.
— the Department launches a new web presence.
— a Legionnaire testifies on veteran suicide epidemic.
— Department leaders visit troops, experience training at Fort Drum.
— Leaders take pro-active stance on GI death benefits and retiree cost-of-living cut.
— Tops in Americanism trophy.
— National commander salutes 100-year-old NY member.
— IRS revises its position on DD-214.
— Legion rider partakes in wreaths tribute.
— Northport Post’s new look.
— ‘Service First’ a theme for visitations.
— Providing flags for a school.
— Four Chaplains Foundation salutes a SAL member.
— Legion Family out in force for America’s Parade.
— Easton Post 746 member take ‘Taps’ to new level.
— Baseball Committee issues ruling in incident.
— Webster Post aids stranded military wife.
— Baseball scholarships and tourney awards.
— Greenwood Lake Post’s BBQ for troops.
— 3 Posts receive national awards for hurricane relief.
— Fort Anne Post 703 fights for historic battlefield.
— Legionnaire named vet of year.
— Dept. commander presents awards of excellence in county visits.
— Wounded warriors share advice with Legion ball players.
Department PR Chair and Editor Robert Stronach said initial plans call for printed editions in conjunction with the Mid-Winter Conference and the summer Department Convention.