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  • Sunday, April 21, 2019

    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 April 19th  update here.

  • Friday, April 05, 2019

    Ride to Remember Fallen Soldier and Benefit PTSD Project

    Devin Snyder

    Devin Snyder

    The Sgt. Devin A. Snyder Memorial Foundation is holding the 7th Annual Sgt. Devin Snyder Ride to Remember on Saturday, June 1. The event starts and ends at Wayland American Legion Post 402, 102 N. Main St., Wayland, NY. Registration is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with kick stands up at noon. In addition to Wayland Post, the ride is supported by American Legion Riders Chapter 905 in Springwater. See Ride Poster

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  • Thursday, April 04, 2019

    Hall of Famer Lee Smith Recounts Days Playing Legion Ball at Legion Weekend in Cooperstown

    2019 Hall of Fame inductee Lee Smith recounts his days playing Legion baseball in Louisiana during  American Legion weekend at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

  • Friday, March 29, 2019

    Baseball Hall of Famer Lee Smith Joins American Legion Festivities at Cooperstown

    American Legion weekend at Hall of Fame

    Newly-elected Hall of Famer Lee Smith, center, took part in American Legion Weekend festivities in Cooperstown on Friday. He’s joined, left to right, by New York Adjutant James Casey, New York Department Commander Gary Schacher, National Commander Brett P. Reistad, National Vice Commander Paul Spedaliere and past National Commander David K. Rehbein, chairman of the 100th Anniversary Observance Committee (Paul Post photo).


    COOPERSTOWN — Newly-elected Hall of Famer Lee Smith joined National Commander Brett P. Reistad and New York Department Commander Gary Schacher on Friday to kick off American Legion Weekend festivities at baseball’s national shrine in Cooperstown, N.Y. Smith and fellow Class of 2019 members Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina and Harold Baines are among the 81 all-time greats who played Legion ball en route to making the National Baseball Hall of Fame. (more photos)

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  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Legion Celebration Features 2019 Hall of Famer Lee Smith

    By Jeremy Field, American Legion Baseball

    The American Legion, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on March 15, is teaming up with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum for a centennial celebration at the home of baseball this weekend, March 29-30. See Detailed Schedule.

    Hall of Fame celebration banner

    Register for this weekend by clicking on image.

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will feature programming with military themes as the American Legion celebrates its 100th anniversary. The iconic veterans organization, which was founded March 15, 1919, has an estimated 2 million members.

    Class of 2019 Hall of Famer Lee Smith, who played American Legion Baseball in Natchitoches, La., will participate in a welcome event at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Museum’s Plaque Gallery and a question-and-answer session at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the Museum’s Grandstand Theater. Both events are open to all Hall of Fame visitors.

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  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Veterans Rally at Staten Island American Legion Post Over Proposed Budget Cuts

    Veterans rallied at an American Legion Post on Staten Island over proposed cuts in the state budget.

    See Spectrum News report.