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  • Thursday, March 14, 2019

    NY Legionnaire’s Adirondack Climb Lands Him on Cover of Legion Magazine

    Legion Magazine Cover showing Keith Koster

    Keith Koster on cover of American Legion Magazine.

    Legionnaire Keith Koster has been pursuing a goal of climbing all 46 Adirondack High Peaks to celebrate The American Legion’s 100th Anniversary, and the effort landed him on the cover of the national American Legion Magazine (March 2019).

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  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Legion Points to Top Priority Issues for State Lawmakers

    Oneida County Legionnaires visit with Sen. Joe Griffo.

    Oneida County Legionnaires visit with Sen. Joe Griffo. Photo by Frank Carletta.

    Providing alternative therapies to combat post traumatic stress and preventing veterans’ suicides are top legislative priorities for The American Legion Department of New York, legionnaires told state legislators March 12.

    Legion leaders laid out their priorities during their annual Hill Day breakfast with lawmakers in Albany. Then veterans took the message to the State Capitol as they visited legislators’ offices.

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  • Homecoming for Doc Gibbs Is April 26-27

    Doc Gibbs

    Doc Gibbs

    BUFFALO — New York’s Greg “Doc” Gibbs, national commander of the Sons of the American Legion, will be honored at a weekend homecoming Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, at the Buffalo Grand Hotel.

    Click here for all the details, including schedule, hotel rates, reservation form, and local attractions (PDF).


  • Wednesday, March 06, 2019

    Commander Talks Seabees at National Seabee Monument

    Department Commander Gary Schacher talks about the Seabees during a recent visit to the National Seabee Monument in an interview with Ken Kraetzer of Sons of the American Legion Radio.

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  • Monday, March 04, 2019

    Melissa Barnosky Is 2019 State Oratorical Champ

    Oratorical Champion Melissa Barnosky, center, with Department Commander Gary Schacher and Oratorical Chairman Anthony Paternostro.

    Department Commander Gary M. Schacher presents certificate to Oratorical Champion Melissa Barnosky, with Department Oratorical Chairman Anthony L. Paternostro looking on. Photos by Frank Carletta.

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  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

    NY Members Visit Memorials During Washington Conference

    Department Commander Gary Schacher at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    Department Commander Gary Schacher at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.  more photos

    A contingent from the Department of New York, led by Department Commander Gary Schacher, took time to pay respects to fallen servicemen and women in a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial and the National Seabee Memorial (especially since the commander served with the Seabees in Iraq).

    The New York Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion members were in Washington, D.C. for The American Legion Washington Conference, Feb. 24-27.