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  • Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Wreaths Across America Reflection

    wreaths across america
    By Robert Stronach

    Legionnaires across the state and nation were out at cemeteries Dec. 15 for National Wreaths Across America Day.

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  • 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 Dec. 14th update here.

  • Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Mid-Winter Conference Agenda Available

    The tentative agenda for the Mid-Winter Conference is now available.

    The conference takes place Jan. 25-27, 2019 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany (Colonie). It features meetings Friday afternoon and evening, seminars Saturday morning and afternoon, and a closing general session Sunday morning. Saturday evening boasts a musical reception and banquet.

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  • Friday, December 07, 2018

    With Legionnaire’s help, USS Arizona sailor memorialized on Pearl Harbor Day

    USS Arizona Sailor Monument

    Granite monument to USS Arizona sailor Gerald J. “Bob” Magee was unveiled in Utica, NY on Pearl Harbor Day, thanks to Legionnaire Mark Williamson and his JROTC cadets.

    By Robert Stronach

    UTICA, NY — Petty Officer Gerald J. “Bob” Magee of Utica died at his battle station aboard the U.S.S. Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941 – one of more than 2,400 Americans killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust the U.S. into World War ii.

    Thanks to Legionnaire Mark Williamson, Magee is now memorialized in a granite monument along Utica’s Memorial Parkway and in a Pearl Harbor exhibit at the Oneida County History Center.

    The unveiling of the exhibit and of the monument took place on Pearl Harbor Day.

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  • Thursday, December 06, 2018

    Commander Schacher meets with grandson of a Legion founder

    Ted Roosevelt and Commander Schacher

    Commander Gary Schacher (right) with Ted Roosevelt IV.

    Department of New York Commander Gary Schacher had a sit-down with Ted Roosevelt IV, grandson of Theodore Roosevelt III (known as Theodore Roosevelt Jr.), who is not only one of the founders of The American Legion, but is often referred to as its father. (See New Yorkers Play Significant Role in Legion’s Founding.)

    The chat took place Dec. 3 at the New York Athletic Club Post 754 in New York City.

    Commander Schacher had one word to describe the get-together – “phenomenal!”

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  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

    Norfolk Riders Plan Charity Ride in July to Benefit Ft. Drum Vets

    NORFOLK, NY — The American Legion Riders of John Adams Jr. Post 925 in Norfolk will host their 14th annual motorcycle charity ride on Saturday, July 13, 2019. Proceeds of the 2019 Ride will benefit the 10th Mountain Division/Fort Drum Wounded Warrior Fund, a non-profit organization that assists Fort Drum veterans.

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