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  • Sunday, October 21, 2018

    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 Oct. 19th update here.

  • Friday, October 19, 2018

    National Executive Committee approves resolutions at fall meeting

    The National Executive Committee approved a number of resolutions during The American Legion’s fall meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, this past week.

    They covered such topics as the Legion Veterans and Children’s Foundation, a Gold Star Families Program, Expedited Citizenship through Military Service, GI Bill topics, Apprenticeship Opportunities for Service Members, Honoring the National Motto of “In God We Trust”.

    They can be viewed at the Legion’s Digital Archive.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Mid-Winter Conference Info Now Available

    The Department of New York Mid-Winter Conference takes place Jan. 25-27 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany.

    The conference housing form is now available for those who would like to reserve a room at the Desmond and take advantage of the Legion group discount.

  • Friday, October 12, 2018

    Join Mets for Military Transition Summit

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    The New York Mets are inviting transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses to take part in “an invaluable opportunity to help with the next stage of their lives” – through a  Military Transition Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

    The summit will be an all-day event and will contain a variety of resources that help with different aspects of transitioning into civilian life. Click here for details.

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    Commander Schacher: New Yorkers and Americans Stood Resolute

    Commander Schacher, overlooking the new World Trade Center buildings and 9/11 Memorial.

    Commander Schacher, overlooking the new World Trade Center buildings and 9/11 Memorial.

    “New Yorkers and Americans stood resolute” when “terrorists sought to disrupt our way of life,” Department Commander Gary Schacher declared during a 9/11 Remembrance Service in New York City Tuesday.

    The event was hosted by Lt. B. R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post 1291.

    Commander Schacher was on an official visitation to New York County, where he got to see the World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial as well as other sights and events. (See more photos.) Joining him were Department Auxiliary President Marie Mock, Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander Jim Coates, and Legion Riders Director Bob Wallace.

    Here is the speech the commander gave: read more »

  • Monday, September 10, 2018

    Commander Schacher Presents $10,000 for Scholarships in Memory of Navy SEAL

    The American Legion Department of New York donated $10,000 to be used for scholarships in memory of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a fallen Long Island Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient.

    Department Commander Gary Schacher presented the donation Sunday, Sept. 9, to Lieutenant Murphy’s parents, Dan and Maureen, for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation.

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