There are several events being held in Suffolk County to honor our veterans.
On Monday June 6th at 1:00 pm there will be a ceremony at the Dennison Building in Hauppauge honoring D-Day and other World War II veterans. The Suffolk County Veteran Run Series starts May 28th and ends November 6th. See attached flyer.
The Korean war Veterans and the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency will hold a ceremony for the 72nd Anniversary of the Korean War on Friday June 24th at 6:00 pm. The ceremony will be held at Armed Forces Plaza, Veterans Memorial Highway in Hauppauge.
God Bless America and God Bless the American Legion
Hospitality Night Steve Antonacci
Candidate for Suffolk County American Legion Commander Steve Antonacci will have a hospitality night on Friday, June 10 at 7:00 pm.
Smith-Wever Post 651
23 Foster Ave.
Sayville, NY 11782
Convention Call 2022
SUFFOLK COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION
549 Lombard Street
North Babylon, New York 11703
April 4, 2022
SUBJECT: ANNUAL SUFFOLK COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION CONVENTION 2022
Pursuant to Article V11 of the constitution and by-laws of the Suffolk County American Legion, this notice will serve as the official notice of the Annual County Convention of the Suffolk County American Legion.
The purpose of the convention is to elect the following officers for the 2022-2023 Legion year. Commander, 5 Vice Commanders (one representing each of the 5 divisions), Treasurer, Historian, Chaplain and Sgt. at Arms, the submission of all reports of officers and committeemen and other such business as may properly come before it.
Voting members of the convention are: The County Officers, Past County Commanders who are in good standing in a post that is under the jurisdiction of the Suffolk County American Legion, The County Committeemen or in their absence their Alternates from each post and Delegates or, in their absence their alternates.
The said convention will be held on Saturday, June 11th, 2022 at Joseph Loeffler Post 1006, 198 First Street, Brentwood, NY, 11717. Registration for the convention will commence at 0930 AM and will close at 1245 PM on June 5th. The convention will convene at 1300 PM.
Post Everlasting services will be held at 1100 AM, after which lunch will be served. The lounge will be open at the close of the convention.
FOR COMMANDER Roby Johnson
Jim Beecher, Adjutant
Post Everlasting Names
Please remember to submit the names of your post members who died since last year's county convention.
They will be read at the Post Everlasting Ceremony.
Please send to:
Chaplain Tom Bergin
126 La Bonne Vie Apt. D
East Patchogue, NY 11772
Please pass this information on to all veterans -
Columbia Terrace Veterans Preference Housing Units Available!
After the first lottery round for the 14 units of Veterans Preferred Affordable condominiums, there are still 11 units left. The sales price for a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom unit is only 253,250.00, and a 1-bedroom 1- bathroom condo is $233,250.00!
We need any and all veterans who might in any way be interested in being considered for this opportunity to fill out an inquiry form. Not an application / no obligation. This will be used to see if there is enough interest to proceed with another lottery in September. We urge you to review the guidelines and fill out this form at https://www.huntingtonny.gov/Columbia-Terraceno later than June 7.
Please pass this on to your fellow veterans! Let's not let this opportunity slip through our fingers. We want very available unit to house a veteran!
Please read the letter attached below from Angel Cepeda, Director of the Huntington Community Development Agency. EMail from Angel Cepeda
Call to Convention Department of New York
Binghamton, New York, July 14th – 16th, 2022
Please see link below for details on the Department Convention:
Sons of The American Legion Squadron Documents Post Commanders and members,
I am attaching 3 documents that I am asking you to pass on to your SAL Squadron Commander. One is a letter from The Detachment Commander David Lee explaining the other two attachments, a new SAL Officer Certification form for next years SAL officers and the SAL Consolidated Squadron report which details what your Squadron has done for the past year. Please impress upon your Squadron the importance of filling these forms out as it details what the Squadron and the Detachment of NY have accomplished and it is sent to National HQ and they file a report to Congress detailing what the SAL has done to justify their existence and retain their Tax exempt status. Please have them send these forms back to Charlie@nylegion.org as soon as they are completed. The NY SAL submission rate for CSRs is at 3% the lowest in the nation.
“ Pro Deo et Patria “
James W. Casey
Department of New York
BOYS STATE BUS SCHEDULE 2022
DEPARTING JUNE 26th, 2022
1). RIVERHEAD DUNKIN DONUTS (south of 7-11) 4:15 AM
2). PARK & RIDE L.I.E. EXIT 63 4:45 AM
3). PARK & RIDE L.I.E. EXIT 49 5:20 AM
RETURNING JULY 1st, 2022 LEAVING SUNY MORRISVILLE ABOUT 6:15 PM
PARK & RIDE L.I.E. EXIT 49 11:45 PM
2). PARK & RIDE L.I.E. EXIT 63 12:30 AM
3). RIVERHEAD DUNKIN DONUTS 1:10 AM
NOTE: ALL DEPARTURE TIMES ARE SOLID, BE ON TIME. RETURNING TIMES ARE APPROMXIMATE DUE TO TRAFFIC CONDITIONS.
THERE ARE NO SERVICES AT THESE BUS STOPS.
IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS AS TO WHERE THE PICKUPS ARE MADE PLEASE MAKE A TRAIL RUN OR CALL ME FOR CLARIFICATION 631.255.0456. ON BUS DAY PLEASE CALL 917.337.2234, Charlie Armstrong
Suffolk County American Legion
Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program
The purpose of the Veterans Peer-to-Peer Program is to help our veterans resolve their problems by giving them a place to go for that help. To understand how our program works is simply demonstrated and explained in the following illustration. The veteran takes a glass of water (which represents stress) in his/her hand, and while standing up, holds it out straight in front. The longer it’s held, the heavier the stress gets. A veteran peer comes along beside the veteran holding the glass, and seeing the stress, the veteran peer makes the veteran comfortable by helping him/her to sit down in a chair. This also lowers the height of the outstretched arm holding the glass, making it easier for the peer to hold the arm with the glass and reduce the stress. However, there is still stress. Then along comes a clergy who takes the glass of water (stress) away. Thus, the stress is relieved.
If you are interested in receiving any assistance preparing an application for one of these positions, please feel free to reach out to the Suffolk County Department of Labor at 631-853-6600. They offer the following services FREE OF CHARGE:
Career Pathway Counseling
Need proper business attaire for your next job interview or job fair? Career Couture
Suffolk County NY FORWARD
a virtual career and talent portal that is part of the Department of Labor. The portal will link job seekers with Suffolk County businesses that need workers. Veterans will get first priority for these jobs, as the county wants to honor those who have served the nation with a 24-hour hold on these postings http://scnyforward.info
Facebook - Suffolk County Department of Labor
Suffolk County Department of Labor has a Facebook page with current job listings. Like and follow for career opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/suffolklabor
NY State Dept of Labor Jobs Express
Below are current job openings in New York's 10 regional economies. New Yorkers can view the region they live in, see which industries are growing and find out what jobs are available in that economic sector. Job opening numbers are updated frequently. https://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm
VetsWork by Long Island Cares
This program provides help for veterans seeking employment by assisting with creating a resume, writing a cover letter, learning interview skills and more. For more information, please call Fern Summer at (631) 824-6385 (email at email@example.com) or Michael Haynes at (631) 824-6386.
For More Information Contact Suffolk County Department of Labor