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  • Sunday, July 07, 2019

    Commander Throws First Pitch to Adjutant at Mets Game

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    Department Commander Gary Schacher and Department Adjutant Jim Casey pose for a photo after the commander threw out the ceremonial first pitch to the adjutant at Citi Field July 5.

    It was an American Legion Centennial kickoff to July 5’s game at Citi Field with the New York Mets.

    Several Legionnaires were on hand to accept the New York Mets’ Spirit Award, and Department Commander Gary Schacher threw the ceremonial first pitch to Department Adjutant Jim Casey. The Legion leaders extended a special thank-you to Post 1006 of Brentwood for providing the Color Guard.

    Legion Family members can attend a Yankees game on July 14.

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    Accepting the Mets’ Spirit Award.

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  • Sunday, June 30, 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 June 28th update here.

  • Friday, June 21, 2019

    Altamont Poker Run on Aug. 24 Benefits Vets Programs

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    Helderberg American Legion Riders Chapter from Altamont Post 977 is sponsoring the 7th Annual Poker Run on Saturday, Aug. 24 (rain or shine).

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  • Thursday, June 20, 2019

    Supreme Court Ruling on Cross Hailed as ‘Victory for Freedom’

    bladensburg crossThe U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in favor of protecting the Bladensburg Peace Cross, which sits on public land in Maryland.

    Department of New York Commander Gary Schacher called the 7-2 Supreme Court ruling “a victory for freedom.”

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  • Sunday, June 16, 2019

    Monroe County Honors Legion at Red Wings Baseball Game

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    American Legion Day at Rochester Red Wings game.

    ROCHESTER – Monroe County celebrated American Legion Day at the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball game on Sunday, June 16.

    Monroe County American Legion Vice Commander Charles Clark receives proclamation from Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo at the Rochester Red Wings basebll game

    Monroe County American Legion Vice Commander Charles Clark receives proclamation from Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo at the Rochester Red Wings baseball game

    County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo presented a proclamation to County Vice Commander Charles Clark prior to the start of the game.

    “Happy 100th Anniversary to The American Legion…,” Dinolfo declared in a follow-up Facebook post. “It was great to see everyone at the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball game today. Alongside County (Vice) Commander and Irondequoit’s own Charlie Clark, we proclaimed today to be American Legion Day in Monroe County to recognize the incredible service that Legionnaires provide to their fellow service members, veterans, and our entire community. We are fortunate to have you!”

  • Friday, June 14, 2019

    NY Legion Leaders Demonstrate Flag Etiquette on ‘Fox & Friends First’

    Department Commander Gary Schacher and Department Legislative Chair Frank LaMarsh appeared on the early morning TV show, Fox & Friends First, today.

    They helped to celebrate Flag Day by showing proper flag etiquette — demonstrating the proper folding of Old Glory.

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    https://video.foxnews.com/v/6048209049001/