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  • Monday, September 16, 2019

    Centennial Moment: Legion Gets Federal Charter Sept. 16, 1919

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  • Wednesday, September 11, 2019

    Remember and Honor

    A Day to Remember bannerOn September 11, 2001, four U.S. planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people in a matter of hours.

    The best way we can honor and remember the victims of 9/11, and all the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and coastguardsmen fighting the war on terror, is to continue to make them proud by showing our support and by our commitment to be ever vigilant.

  • Saturday, August 31, 2019

    NY SAL Member Makes History, Leads National Press Association

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    NALPA President Kevin Harrington and wife Anne. Both are past presidents of the New York American Legion Press Association.

    Kevin Harrington of Sons of the American Legion Detachment of New York made history at the 2019 American Legion Convention in Indianapolis. He is the first SAL member to be elected president of the National American Legion Press Association (NALPA).

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  • Thursday, August 29, 2019

    NY’s Doughboys Present Colors for New National Commander

    Doughboys Color Guard from Post 396 present the colors for the new national commander.

    Doughboys Color Guard from Post 396 present the colors for the new national commander.

    The Doughboys Color Guard from Winnek Post 396 in Geneva, NY, had the honor of presenting the colors for the newly elected commander of The American Legion near the close of the 101st national convention on Aug. 29 in Indianapolis.

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    National Commander James “Bill” Oxford

    After James W. “Bill” Oxford of North Carolina was elected national commander, the Doughboys were called up to the stage to present his colors, and then returned to the stage retrieve the convention’s colors to bring the event to a close.

    A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, National Commander Oxford was an aviation electronic technician for the A-6 Intruder and served in Vietnam during his initial enlistment. After being discharged as a sergeant in 1970, Oxford joined the North Carolina National Guard.  He subsequently attended officer’s candidate school and transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve, where he ultimately retired as a colonel after more than 34 years of military service.

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019

    NY Is Center Stage with Over $54,000 in Donations

    Gary Schacher announces donationsImmediate Past Department Commander Gary Schacher announced from the podium at The National American Legion Convention in Indianapolis Tuesday that the Department of New York was donating $51,239 to the National Emergency Fund (NEF).

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  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    NY Presents Legacy Check for $7,350

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    Photo by Doug Malin

    New York delegation members joined the stage at The American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis Monday to present funds raised by immediate Past Department Commander Gary Schacher for the Legacy Scholarship. The presentation took place during ceremonies for the Legion Riders Legacy Run fundraising.

    Photo: Department Commander Michael McDermott (left), Immediate Past Department Commander Gary Schacher (2nd from right), and Department Adjutant Jim Casey (right) presented $7,350 to National Commander Brett Reistad.