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  • Friday, March 13, 2020

    NY Legion Family Visits Capitol Hill in D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A delegation of Legion Family members from New York, led by Department Commander Mike McDermott, participated in The American Legion’s Washington Conference March 8-11.

    Department Auxiliary President Linda Tome and Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Commander Dennis George were part of the delegation.

    Commander McDermott took time to place a wreath at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, then laid at wreath at the Korean War Monument with Detachment Commander George. The SAL commander also laid a wreath with the NY delegation at the World War II Monument in honor of his father.

    Delegation members made a point of bringing the Legion’s legislative priorities to their Congressional representatives in visits to their offices.

    On the last day of the conference, National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford presented a three-step mission to lawmakers during a joint session of the Senate and House Committees on Veterans’ Affairs.

    LEGION Family visits office of Rep Tom Reed

    A contingent of NY members visit the Washington office of Congressman Tom Reed (R, NY-23). Among them are Department President Linda Tome (4th from left), Past Department Commander Rena Nessler (next to Congressman Reed), and Past Detachment Commander James Coates (right).

    Robert Neville Lee Zeldin R NY 1 and Vada Kirsch 0211

    Legionnaire Robert Neville visits with Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), along with Vada Kirsch, a former Girl’s Stater and winner of the Samsung Scholarship.