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West Point Day in Albany

Senator Joseph Addabbo, ranking Minority member of the Veterans, Homeland security and Military Affairs Committee, recently celebrated April 6 as West Point Day in Albany by welcoming two military academy cadets to the capital: Cidny Menjivar from Woodhaven and Gerard J. Connolly II from Howard Beach.
The senate also commemorated West Point Day by passing two bills into law.
The first, S.2900, provides for the “Campaign Medal for Service” to be awarded to those who have provided military service during certain wars and conflicts.
“By creating the Campaign Medal for Service, New York State can properly recognize the courage and dedication of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and guardsmen, who, while being citizens of New York, have bravely served our country during WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the first and second Persian Gulf Wars,” said Addabbo.
The second, S.205, authorizes a county, city, town or village to adopt a local law providing for a bulletin board to be conspicuously placed in a municipality building holding its local legislative body or municipal offices to increase veterans’ civic involvement by displaying information important to them that may include, but not be limited to, veterans’ benefits or upcoming veterans-related events in the community. Such bulletin board is to be used by veterans’ organizations, the NYS Division of Veterans’ Affairs, the county or city veterans service agency.

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