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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    American Legion Baseball Celebration in Cooperstown March 29-30

    Puts Spotlight on Veterans and Former Legion Players Who Are Enshrined in the Hall of Fame

    Baseball Hall of Fame logoCOOPERSTOWN — The National Baseball Hall of Fame and The American Legion are teaming up to celebrate the Legion’s 100th Anniversary and spotlight Hall of Famers who served in the Armed Forces or who had played Legion Baseball before going on to the major leagues.

    This American Legion Baseball Celebration takes place from 9 a.m. Friday, March 29 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

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  • Update on 70th Annual State Bowling Tournament in April

    Bowling Ball Strikes PinsUPDATE: Slots for May 4-5 are filled as of Feb. 19.

    LEROY, Jan. 17, 2019 — The 70th Annual New York State American Legion Bowling Tournament takes place over four weekends in April and May, attracting bowlers from posts, units, squadrons and chapters across the Department of New York.

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  • Monday, February 18, 2019

    Weekly Legislative Update

    The Legion’s New York Legislative Committee provides an update on issues and what the Legion urges NY State to act on. See the Feb. 15th  update here.

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019

    Coxsackie-Athens High School Junior Wins Zone 3 Oratorical Contest

    LAKE GEORGE — Coxsackie-Athens High School junior Aiden Boehm won the Zone 3 competition of the American Legion Oratorical Contest that was held Saturday, February 2, at Lake George High School, reports Bob Dial, Coxsackie-Athens English teacher and member of Cairo American Legion Post 983

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  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    Identifying Lost USS Turner Sailors, Veteran PTSD Among Commander’s Priorities

    New York State American Legion leaders

    New York State American Legion leaders at Harder-O’Donnell Post 734 in Attica. From left: American Legion Riders Director Bob Wallace, Department Commander Gary Schacher, Department Auxiliary President Marie Mock, and Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander James Coates. Photo by Mario Cristaldi.

    ATTICA — The 138 lost sailors of the USS Turner are buried in a mass grave on Long Island.

    If Gary Schacher is successful, the sailors’ remains — interred since 1944 — will be submitted for DNA testing and a proper burial, the Batavia Daily News reported Feb. 13.

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  • Thursday, February 07, 2019

    Homecoming for National Sons Commander Doc Gibbs Is April 26-27

    Doc Gibbs

    Greg “Doc” Gibbs

    National Sons of The American Legion Commander Greg “Doc” Gibbs (former New York Detachment commander) will be honored at a series of “Homecoming” events on April 26 and 27 in Buffalo.

    The highlight of the weekend is the Saturday evening dinner at the Historic Pearl Street Grille.

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