Thursday, August 15, 2019
The American Legion Department of New York has a new home for its headquarters in Troy, NY.
This week the Department HQ has been closed as it moved from its long-time Albany location (top floor of the Albany County Office Building at 112 State Street) into its own building at 1304 Park Boulevard in Troy.
The headquarters office is expected to re-open for business by Tuesday, Aug. 20, when telephones and computers are back in service.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
That’s exactly what Eastwood Post 1276 and Onondaga County American Legion are planning – with a membership booth in a high foot-traffic area in front of the veterans memorial at the fairgrounds in Syracuse. The fair runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 2.
Thursday, August 01, 2019
With the passage of the LEGION Act that extends membership eligibility to everyone who has served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces since Dec. 7, 1941, The American Legion has issued an updated membership application.
Membership is open to anyone who has served at least one day of active duty and received an honorable discharge, or who is still serving honorably in the military.
Here is an updated Legion Family Membership Application (Legion, Auxiliary, SAL).
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
UTICA – Hamburg Post 527 (Erie County) broke the Rockland Pirates’ streak, winning the New York State American Legion Baseball Championship. Rockland Pirates Post 130 of Stony Point (Rockland County) had the title for three years in a row.
Unlike the first game of Wednesday’s championship round, where both teams kept each other at bay until Hamburg scored a single winning run, the final game featured good hits and rallies by both teams.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Rockland was ahead, 8-7, but Hamburg stole home on a throw and then scored another run on an error, winning the championship game, 9-8.
The tournament was played at Murnane Field’s Donovan Stadium.
UTICA — Hamburg Post 527 of Hamburg (Erie County) and Rockland Pirates Post 130 of Stony Point (Rockland County) held each other at bay until the 4th inning, when Hamburg scored a run and went on to win the first game, 1-0, in Wednesday’s final round of the New York State American Legion Baseball Championship Tournament.
The teams vie for the state title in an afternoon game at Murnane Field in Utica.
The American Legion / legion.org
In a significant legislative victory for The American Legion, President Trump signed a bill July 30 that declares the United States has been in a state of war since Dec. 7, 1941.
The American Legion sought the declaration as a way to honor approximately 1,600 U.S. servicemembers who were killed or wounded during previously undeclared periods of war.