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  • Monday, February 08, 2021

    Mattydale Riders Present $500 to NY Director

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    State Riders Director Ed Morris receives $500 check from Chapter 1832 members in Mattydale. From left: Lisa Yurtserver, Tina Martin, Director Morris, Chapter Director Michael LeMay, Marty Martin, Sandra Darmody. Photo by Debbie Morris.

    American Legion Riders Chapter 1832 in Mattydale presented New York Riders Director Ed “Cowboy” Morris with a $500 check on Feb. 7. The check represents proceeds from a meat raffle benefitting the NY Director’s Fund. Director Morris said he was honored to attend the chapter meeting that followed.

  • Sunday, February 07, 2021

    Yorktown Legion Honors 4 Chaplains Virtually

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    Post Commander John D. Giacomini renders salute to the Four Chaplains.

    Each year Yorktown American Legion Post 1009 holds a Four Chaplains Ceremony “to honor these brave men and educate the public about their inspiring story,” Post Adjutant Patrick McDonough reported Feb. 6.

    “With COVID we had to change our way of remembering these brave men of faith and created a virtual ceremony and posted it on YouTube…

    “We hope that everyone enjoys this video attempt at keeping our Post’s traditions alive while ‘sitting out’ this pandemic.”
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  • Thursday, February 04, 2021

    Malone to Host Bowling Tournament in April and May

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    Hoping to resume activities in the wake of the pandemic, American Legion Post 219 of Malone is planning the Annual New York State American Legion Family Bowling Tournament. It takes place over four weekends in April and May, 2021, at Lucky Strike Lanes, 36 Woodward Street, Malone.

    The annual tournament attracts bowlers from posts, units, squadrons and chapters across the Department of New York.

    The annual Legion Family tournament is open to members of the Legion, the Legion Auxiliary, the Sons of the American Legion, and the Legion Riders. There are team events, and doubles and singles events.

    2021 tournament dates: Saturday-Sunday, April 10-11, April 17-18, May 1-2 and May 15-16.

    Except for the opening day (when bowling is only at 1 p.m.), start times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    Final deadline for submitting the entry form: April 1. Enter early to have a better chance of getting your preferred date and time to compete. FORMS AND RULES.

  • Friday, January 29, 2021

    Legion Helps Vet Without Heat

    Rockland County Commander Patrick Casper with veteran at her home.

    Rockland County Commander Patrick Casper with veteran at her home.

    “It’s What We Do.”

    That’s the motto for the Rockland County American Legion Family, County Commander Patrick Casper noted after The American Legion successfully advocated on behalf of a veteran with two children who had no heat in her Valley College home.

    The result was that the veteran’s furnace was serviced, and heat restored.

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  • Thursday, January 28, 2021

    Rescheduling of National American Legion College

    The National American Legion College will hold a class for 2020 applicants In November and a class for 2021 applicants in December.

    “The class of 2020 college dates are confirmed for November 13-19, 2021,” National Adjutant Daniel S. Wheeler announced Jan. 27. “All departments who submitted applications still have one seat in the class,” based on the top-ranked applicant submitted. “Call-in letters will be sent no later than April 1 with the class dates, travel, and lodging information.”

    After the 2020 class concludes, a 2021 college class will convene December 12-17, 2021, he said.

    The 2021 student application will be posted and available on February 5, 2021, at legion.org/college.  Applicants who were not selected for the 2020 class and would like to attend the 2021 class will be required to complete a 2021 application. Class of 2021 student applications are due July 31, 2021.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    Winners of the Mid-Winter Sweepstakes

    The following are the winners of the Mid-Winter Sweepstakes, announced during the limited Virtual Mid-Winter Conference on Jan. 23.

    • Grand Prize Winner $5,000 — Thomas N Lewis Jr. of Orange Park, Fl

    • 2nd Prize $2,000 — Clarence C Smith of Woodstock NY

    • 3rd Prize $1,000 — Gary Whitham of East Syracuse, NY

    • 4th Prize $500 — George Vissichelli of Mount Sinai, NY

    • Winners of $250 each — Alexander Macinness, Ocala Fl; Dale Bonitz, Bloomburg, NY; Carl Ricker, Fredonia, NY; Patrick Smith, Middletown, NY.