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  • Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Convention Updates: Horse Therapy Demo at Dept Convention; Nat’l Housing Form Posted

    The registration/housing form for the National Convention in Indianapolis is now available.

    A horse therapy demonstration will take place during the Department Convention in Buffalo on Friday, July 19, at Buffalo Downtown Canalside (waterfront area near Naval Park), reports Convention Chairman Jim Bojanowski.

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  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    2019 Legion Family State Golf Tourney Is Aug. 2

    The Annual Department of New York Legion Family Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, Golf Chairman Auseklis Krumins announced.

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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    70th Bowling Tourney Lists Top Winners, Full Results

    LeROY, NY — The Sherrill Legion team of Pete Noto, Chad Glover, DJ Fogg and John Fogg bowled its way to the top team prize in the 70th annual New York State American Legion Bowling Tournament.

    The tourney was held over several weekends in April and May at LeRoy Legion Lanes (Botts-Floritto Post 576) in LeRoy and Mancuso Bowling Center in Batavia.

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  • Friday, May 03, 2019

    NY Legion Family Honors National SAL Commander ‘Doc’ Gibbs

    <em><strong>Department Commander Gary Schacher with National SAL Commander Greg "Doc" Gibbs.

    Department Commander Gary Schacher with National SAL Commander Greg “Doc” Gibbs.

    The American Legion Family honored the national commander of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) during a weekend “Homecoming Celebration” April 26-27 in Buffalo.

    Department of New York Commander Gary Schacher and Department Adjutant Jim Casey joined members of the Sons, the Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary as they welcomed and paid tribute to New York’s own Greg “Doc” Gibbs, the 2018-2019 national SAL commander.

    Gibbs is also past commander of the SAL Detachment of New York.

    National SAL Commander Greg "Doc' Gibbs (2nd from right) and Department Commander Gary Schacher (right) render salutes during opening ceremonies of Gibbs' HomeComing Celebration dinner.

    National SAL Commander Greg “Doc’ Gibbs (2nd from right) and Department Commander Gary Schacher (right) render salutes during opening ceremonies of Gibbs’ Homecoming Celebration dinner. Photo by Timothy Van Patten II.

     

     

  • 101st National Convention Celebrates Centennial in Indianapolis

    The American Legion’s 101st National Convention will celebrate the Legion’s centennial year in Indianapolis, Indiana, Aug. 23-29.

    Some general information about the National Convention is now available here.

    The Department of New York delegation will be staying at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

    Registation forms will be available soon.

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2019

    Susan Britton on Project to Honor Vietnam Veterans KIA

    Past Department Auxiliary President Susan Britton is spearheading a project to find photos of Vietnam veterans who were killed in action. This interview, videotaped during the Homecoming Celebration of Sons of the American Legion National Commander Greg “Doc” Gibbs, discusses the virtual Wall of Faces of those who died in Vietnam (accessed at vvmf.org).   Video by Ken Kraetzer of Sons of the American Legion Radio on 27 April 2019.