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  • Monday, November 12, 2018

    Veterans Day in a mountaintop Italian village

    by Robert Stronach

    A New York legionnaire visiting Italy in November spent Veterans Day in a tiny mountaintop village called Tremensuoli. The village square offered a panoramic view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Apennine mountains. The bells of a thousand-year-old church  peeled every 15 minutes. In the center of the piazza was a monument to those who endured suffering and the loss of freedom in World War II. The life-size statue of a woman, with arms spread wide, stood below a sculpture of a dove of peace flying through the rays of the sun. One of the woman’s hands reached up toward the dove while the other reached down, touching barbed wire.

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  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    SBA Resource Fair for Veterans Interested in a Small Business

    A resource fair taking place Nov. 8 in Binghamton is aimed at military veterans interested in launching or growing a small business.

    The Veterans Resource Fair runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, 120 Hawley St., Binghamton. Active duty/reserve service members, veterans and spouses will be able to connect with representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Binghamton University Small Business Development Center, Greater Binghamton SCORE, state Department of Veterans Affairs, TAAC, SUNY Broome Community College, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and more.

    To register for this free event with the SBA:

    – go oline:

    – call:  607-734-8130, ext. 30

    – or email:

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  • Department’s Yearbook History Wins National Prize

    Historian Frank Carletta

    Frank Carletta

    Department Historian Frank Carletta’s entry in the American Legion national history contest won third place honors in the One-Year Department Yearbook History category.

    The winners were announced this month following the Legion’s fall meetings in Indianapolis.

    There were 42 entries in four categories (yearbook and narrative histories on both the department and post levels).

  • Friday, October 19, 2018

    National Executive Committee approves resolutions at fall meeting

    The National Executive Committee approved a number of resolutions during The American Legion’s fall meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, this past week.

    They covered such topics as the Legion Veterans and Children’s Foundation, a Gold Star Families Program, Expedited Citizenship through Military Service, GI Bill topics, Apprenticeship Opportunities for Service Members, Honoring the National Motto of “In God We Trust”.

    They can be viewed at the Legion’s Digital Archive.

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    Mid-Winter Conference Info Now Available

    The Department of New York Mid-Winter Conference takes place Jan. 25-27 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Albany.

    The conference housing form is now available for those who would like to reserve a room at the Desmond and take advantage of the Legion group discount.

  • Friday, October 12, 2018

    Join Mets for Military Transition Summit

    Military Transition Summit graphic

    The New York Mets are inviting transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses to take part in “an invaluable opportunity to help with the next stage of their lives” – through a  Military Transition Summit on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

    The summit will be an all-day event and will contain a variety of resources that help with different aspects of transitioning into civilian life. Click here for details.