Thursday, July 28, 2022
Eilene Fisher, director of the Schoharie County Veterans Service Agency, received dual honors at the New York State American Legion Convention held July 14-16 in Binghamton.
She received the Meritorious Service Award and then became the first recipient of the newly named John B. Sampson Service Officer of the Year Award.
by Cynthia A. Nekson
During its 104th Annual Convention held in Binghamton, The American Legion Department of New York honored outstanding first responders. They included EMT of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, and 911 Dispatcher of the Year.
Law and Order Chair David R. Riley Sr. (whose election as Department Commander concluded the convention) announced the Law and Order honorees and 2021-2022 Department Commander Frank LaMarsh presented the plaques.
All ten districts submitted their Legionnaires of the Year for consideration, with First District’s Gabe Mui being selected as Department Legionnaire of the Year, Chairman Joseph Goonan announced at the 104th Annual Convention in Binghamton in July.
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Friday, July 22, 2022
Here are the Sweepstakes donation winners announced at the 104th Department of New York Convention:
William S Park of Rome, NY
Joseph I Mann of Pittsford, NY
Milton Munson of Clearwater, Fl.
Edward Jackson of Clinton, NY
Giles Wagoner of Selkirk, NY
Richard E Edgar of Redwood, NY
Grand Prize $5,000
James H Klick of Lima, NY
Thursday, July 21, 2022
The American Legion Department of New York has established a grant program to combat veteran suicide and homelessness, and is seeking proposals that would bring tangible aid or research to at-risk veterans. For details, please review the Request for Proposal (RFP).
The 2022 summer issue of Legion New York Magazine — whidh was distributed at the 104th Department Convention in Binghamton July 14-16 — is now available as a digital magazine.Summer 2022