|Dept. Cmdr. Governor|
The awards, presented this week at The American Legion National Convention in Houston, recognizes Broad Channel Post 1404 in Queens County, and in Suffolk County, Babylon Post 94 and Northport Post 694 for providing such assistance as meals, temporary shelter, work areas for first responders, or operations centers for disaster response.
Broad Channel Post 1401 and Babylon Post 94 are receiving National Emergency Excellence Award plaques, and Northport Post 694 is receiving an Excellence Award honorable mention certificate.
|National Commander James Koutz (right0 presents one|
of the National Emergency Post Excellence Awards to
(l-r) Dept. Commander Ken Governor, Dept. Adjutant
Jim Case, and Past Dept. Commander Tim Van Patten.
Photo by DOUG MALIN..
"The entire American Legion Family in the Department of New York offers congratulations and heart-felt gratitude for the outstanding efforts of the members of Broad Channel Post 1401, Babylon Post 94 and Northport Post 694."
Governor noted that since the Legion's National Emergency Fund assisted New York Legion Family members who were hard hit by Hurricane Sandy's devastation, Legion Posts from around the state made donations so that the Department of New York could present one of the largest contributions to the fund at the convention -- a total of $37,248.