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  • Thursday, August 15, 2019

    Headquarters Office Moves to Troy

    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

    Join the Legion Family at NYS Fair

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    Imagine an American Legion booth at the New York State Fair, attracting Legion Family memberships from among the 1.3 million fair-goers.

    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.

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  • Thursday, August 01, 2019

    New Membership Application Reflects Open Eligibility

    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

    Hamburg Post Players Are State Baseball Champions

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    The 2019 Baseball Champs.  Photos by Frank Carletta.

    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.

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    Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander Dennis George presents the championship trophy to Hamburg Team Captain John Catanzaro. At left is Department Baseball Chairman Bruce Mayfield.

    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.

  • Hamburg Wins, 1-0, Setting Up Championship Contest with Rockland

    Hamburg and Rockland

    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.

  • Trump Signs LEGION Act, Extends Legion Membership Eligibility

    President Trumps signs LEGION Act

    President Donald J. Trump signs S. 504, the Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service (LEGION) Act Tuesday, July 30, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House. Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour

    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.

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