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  • Monday, February 17, 2020

    Latest ‘Legion New York’ Magazine Available Online

    The latest issue of Legion New York Magazine is available online.

    This spring/winter 2020 issue was distributed at the Mid-Winter Conference in late January.

    Cover LegionNY WINTER SPRING 2020 167x218Some highlights:

    • A field of metal poppies pays tribute to vets in Livingston County.
    • Department leaders visit counties across the state.
    • A roundup of the Department and National Conventions.
    • New York’s Doughboy Color Guard is in national spotlight.
    • A look at the Boys State governor.
    • New York’s baseball champions.
    • Taps for a Medal of Honor Legionnaire.
    • Golf clubs for deployed troops.

  • Thursday, February 06, 2020

    Malone to Host Legion Bowling Tournament in April/May

    bowling banner MALONE — The 71st Annual New York State American Legion Family Bowling Tournament takes place over four weekends in April and May, 2020, in Malone, attracting bowlers from posts, units, squadrons and cha  pters across the Department of New York. Click here for entry form/details.

    Hosted by American Legion Post 219 of Malone, the tournament is being held at Lucky Strike Lanes, 36 Woodward Street, Malone. The dates are April 4-5, April 25-26, May 2-3 and May 16-17.

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  • Saturday, January 25, 2020

    Randall Fisher Is Featured Guest at Mid-Winter Conference

    ALBANY — A future national American Legion commander – Randall Fisher of Kentucky – was the featured guest at the Department of New York’s Mid-Winter Conference.

    The leading candidate to head the Legion in the 2021-22 year, Randall addressed the conference banquet Saturday, March 25, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center.

    The banquet and a reception featuring the American Legion Yankee Doodle Band capped a day of meetings and seminars on veteran’s issues and a host of Legion programs.

    David Lockhart, Randall Fisher, Michael McDermmott, Kevin Harrington

    National commander-candidate Randall Fisher (second from left) and Department Commander Michael McDermott enjoy a lighter moment during the Mid-Winter Conference. Joining McDermott in welcoming Fisher are New York American Legion Press Association President David Lockhart (left) and Press Association Secretary Kevin Harrington (right).


  • Friday, January 24, 2020

    Veteran’s Issues Top of Mind at Mid-Winter Conference

    ALBANY – Hundreds of wartime veterans are converging on Albany this weekend (Friday evening through Sunday morning, Jan. 24-26) for The American Legion New York State Mid-Winter Conference, being held at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center. Concurrent conferences are being held in Albany by the American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion.

    They are discussing veteran’s issues and a host of American Legion programs for veterans, families, children and youth as well as other topics.

    A special guest speaker is Randall Fisher of Kentucky, a leading candidate for national American Legion commander for 2021-22.

  • Thursday, January 16, 2020

    Legionnaires to Meet with Legislators at Annual Hill Day Event

    Legionnaires from across New York State will converge on Albany Feb. 24 and 25 for The American Legion’s annual Legislative Hill Day to discuss veteran-related legislation and meet with state legislators.

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  • Friday, January 10, 2020

    Mid-Winter Conference Agenda Features Seminars, Banquet, Yankee Doodle Band

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    A concert by the Yankee Doodle Band will precede the Saturday evening banquet.

    The updated agenda for the Mid-Winter Conference is now available.

    The conference takes place the weekend of Jan. 24-26 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany Shaker Road, Albany.

    It features seminars and meetings providing information and updates on a host of Legion topics.

    A reception featuring The American Legion Yankee Doodle Band will precede Saturday’s banquet.