Thursday, February 26, 2015
Ossining Post Gets $50,000 State Grant
State Senator David Carlucci (D – Rockland/Westchester) announced a $50,000 grant for Ossining American Legion Post 506 and presented a ceremonial check at the post on Feb. 24 during a meeting with his Veterans Advisory Council.
The state grant will help Post 506 repair and modernize the building on South Highland Avenue, including the roof and kitchen.
“The Ossining American Legion does wonderful things for our community,” Carlucci said in a press release. “Whether it’s providing a meeting place and programs for our veterans, or awarding scholarships to local students, they are constantly giving back. It’s an honor to work with Commander Frank Faiella to ensure that our veterans have a comfortable and safe place to make meet.”
Senator Carlucci also took the opportunity to present Commander Faiella with a Senate proclamation for his 50 years of service to the Ossining Volunteer Fire Department.
The Ossining Daily Voice reported that Carlucci also discussed the veterans tax exemption for school taxes, and helping veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, especially if they end up arrested. Carlucci said he would like to see judges take PTSD into account and to give corrections officers more training in PTSD.