Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Richmond County American Legion will celebrate The American Legion’s 100th birthday on Friday, March 15, with dinner and dancing at Li Greci’s Staaten at 697 Forest Avenue on Staten Island.
The formal affair gets underway at 6 p.m.
Click here for details and reservation information (March 8 deadline).
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
The latest issue of Legion New York magazine was unveiled and distributed at the Department of New York’s 100th Mid-Winter Conference held Jan. 25-27 in Albany.
Monday, January 28, 2019
American Legion Department of New York Commander Gary Schacher sat down for an exclusive interview with Ted Roosevelt IV, grandson of the American Legion co-founder, and great grandson of the 26th U.S. President.
The interview touches on a wide-range of topics including why the Legion was established, its advocacy efforts, some of its greatest accomplishments and what the Legion is trying to do for the newest generation of veterans — and some stories about the Roosevelts! The interview was debuted at the Legion’s Mid-Winter Conference on January 27.
Sunday, January 27, 2019
ALBANY — Department Commander Gary Schacher stood at the podium, looking out at the packed banquet hall Saturday evening during the Mid-Winter Conference, and said:
“I have a good friend here — Sgt. Eddie Ryan.”
Suddenly everyone was standing and applauding.
Ryan, a Marine confined to a wheel chair after being shot in the head and face in Iraq in 2005, was a guest of honor. He also was the honor veteran last September at the Patriot Highlander Challenge, an obstacle course race that Schacher co-founded to raise money for wounded warriors.
Friday, January 25, 2019
ALBANY — Paul Dillard of Texas, candidate for 2020-21 national American Legion commander, got an enthusiastic welcome to the Department of New York’s 100th Mid-Winter Conference. [Saratogian covers conference kick-off.]
The three-day conference got underway Friday evening at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, with Dillard as a special guest. A Vietnam era Navy veteran, Dillard is the featured speaker at the Saturday evening banquet.