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  • Saturday, April 10, 2021

    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 April 9th update here.

  • Friday, April 02, 2021 Under Re-construction

    NOTICE is under re-construction at the National level. Please be patient while National transitions us all to the new format and program. 


  • Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Shirt Fundraiser for Troiola Campaign for National Commander

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  • Sunday, March 14, 2021

    Ian Chung Is 2021 State Oratorical Champ

    2021 Oratorical finalists

    FROM LEFT: State Champion Ian Chung with the four other finalists, Riley Meckley, Abigail Christopher, Rachel Yorke and Maya Segal.

    ALBANY — Ian Chung, a freshman at Vestal Senior High School in Vestal, is The American Legion New York State Oratorical Champion for 2021, Oratorical Chairman Anthony Paternostro announced.

    This year’s contest was conducted on March 6 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, Albany.

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  • Monday, February 15, 2021

    WNY Heroes Snow Sculpture in Arcade, NY

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    A ten-foot snow sculpture featuring three soldiers and an American flag attracted the attention of American Legion and VFW members on Sunday, Feb. 14.

    As Lite 98.7 Radio put it: “Eric Jones has done it again. The professional carver, who has been creating spectacular snow sculptures all winter, honored Western New York Heroes.”

    Mike Jones, adjutant for Arcade American Legion Post 737, noted that the impressive sculpture is located at Automotive Alley on Route 98 in Arcade, and that it is helping to raise funds for WNY Heroes Inc.

    “Members of VFW Post 374 and Arcade American Legion Post 737 visited the ‘WNY Heroes’ snow sculpture,” he said. “Both veterans’ clubs are going to make a donation to WNY Heroes for the good things they do for veterans and their families.”

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  • Sunday, February 14, 2021

    NY’s Jim Troiola Is Leading Candidate for National Commander for 2022-2023

    Vincent James “Jim” Troiola is now the leading candidate for National Commander of The American Legion for 2022-2023.


    Vincent James Troiola, past department commander and past national vice commander

    “In a recent, but very sad turn of events, the gentleman scheduled to become national commander before Jim, Randall Fisher of Kentucky, passed away following a two-week battle with Covid 19, a devastating loss to the American Legion,” Campaign Chair Rene Vanmulem notes. “As a result, Jim now becomes leading candidate and his election as our National Commander is accelerated by an entire year.”

    While this may appear to many as a great advancement for Jim, “we must realize that his preparation to become National Commander and his fundraising efforts to complete the responsibilities associated with his candidacy have been cut short by an entire year.”

     His committee, TEAM NEW YORK, reached out to the entire Legion Family several months ago asking for donations to  support his candidacy. The arrival of the ill-fated pandemic, however, has kept most posts, units and squadrons inactive in an effort to minimize the spread of this virus.

    “At this time we are requesting that the entire Legion Family support Jim’s efforts to become our national commander by submitting your donations to his campaign fund.

    Checks may be made payable to Team New York Campaign Fund and sent to Department of New York Offices at 1304 Park Blvd., Troy, NY 12180.

    “On behalf of candidate Troiola, his committee thanks you in advance for your generosity.”