Saturday, December 09, 2017
The Legion’s New York Legislative Committee provides an update on issues and what the Legion urges NY State to act on. See the Dec. 8th update here.
Friday, December 01, 2017
Two World War I veterans, whose names grace Buffalo area American Legion Posts, are featured in a new World War I Exhibit at the Buffalo & Erie County Downtown Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, reports Past 8th District Commander Jim Bojanowski.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Nov. 29 that it will offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) as a treatment option for a small number of veterans with persistent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms resistant to standard options. Treatment initially will be offered in California and Oklahoma.
The American Legion Department of New York has been advocating HBOT as an alternative treatment for post traumatic stress and minor traumatic brain injury.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Several Bronx Legionnaires received recognition from community groups in November.
On Nov. 10, the East Bronx History Forum honored Gene DeFrancis, 2nd vice commander of Theo. Korony Post 253.
Then on Nov. 16, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce honored Bronx County Commander Tony Salimbene and past district commander Patrick Devine, also from Post 253, at a luncheon. Devine and Salimbene are also inductees in the NY State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, Albany.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Information on problem-solving Veterans Courts can be found on this NY State Court System website:
Monday, November 13, 2017
By Steve B. Brooks
The American Legion / legion.org
Joseph Mondello, the Bronx County American Legion Riders director and a member of Theodore Korony Post 253, rode a motorcycle in temperatures hovering in the low 30s down Fifth Avenue in New York City.
And it was his choice – a choice that was never in doubt.