Thursday, April 09, 2020
Apr 09, 2020
Truckers traveling through the intersection of NY 177 and NY 12 on April 1 were given a pleasant surprise: a free lunch, courtesy of the American Legion Family from Post 162 in Lowville, N.Y. Free grilled hot dogs and hamburgers were handed out to a group of the U.S. workforce putting in hour after hour moving critical supplies across state boundaries as much of the nation has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The post set up a grill and tent along the intersection, along with signs saying “Truckers Stop Here” and “Thank You Truckers Free Food.” At the stop, truck drivers were given hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and a drink before heading back out on the road – all while the volunteers followed social distancing guidelines.
Saturday, April 04, 2020
The American Legion today received a “shout out” for donating food to the New York City Police Department’s 100th Precinct in southern Queens. The Legion had RBQ restaurant provide the food on Thursday.
“I want to give a huge shout out to the Daniel M. O’Connell American Legion Post 272 and The New York State American Legion for their generous donation of food,” RBQ proprietor John Moroney said in a Facebook post.
“The men and women in Blue from the 100th were very grateful for this tremendous act of kindness in a time of such uncertainty.(State Legion Adjutant) James W. Casey , great act of kindness and compassion. Bravo to all the members of The American Legion!!!! A wonderful organization that still keeps giving to our Country!!!!!”
Friday, April 03, 2020
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 3rd update here.
Monday, March 30, 2020
During the coronavirus state of emergency, it is important to reach out to “your fellow Legionnaires and SAL members and see how they are doing,” Department Adjutant James W. Casey urged Legion leaders across the state.
Membership Chairman Gene Ordmandy Jr. added: “This is what we do first, and foremost — look out for our comrades.”
The essence of the “Buddy Check” program is simple – “check in on him or her to see if they are in need, if they are healthy, if they require supplies, or they just need someone to talk to in this time of isolation.”
Ordmandy noted: “It is my hope that all are safe and sound, that we get through this time of uncertainty, we get back in full motion, and continue our mission as Legionnaires.”
Click here for a “Buddy Check” toolkit.
Please be advised that Department HQ is still processing membership transmittals. Although Cassi and Charlie are working from home, we have made special arrangements for them to receive our mail on a daily basis.
The mailing address is still 1304 Park Blvd, Troy NY 12180, and both Cassi and Charlie will be receiving your paperwork.
JAMES W. CASEY
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Legionnaires, Auxiliary and SAL members,
It is with a heavy heart and a great degree of sadness that we inform you of the cancellation of The American Legion Department of New York College June 5, 6 and 7, the Department Commander’s Homecoming May 15, 16 and 17, and the Department of New York Boys State program June 25 through July 3.