Monday, September 30, 2013

Legion: Shutdown Must Not Harm Defense

Ken Governor
Ken Governor
ALBANY -- National security, and the readiness and welfare of the U.S. military cannot be diminished in the event of a federal government shutdown, New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor said Sept. 30.

He joined National Legion Commander Daniel M. Dellinger in addressing "the politcal impasse" that threatens to shut down the U.S. government. "We must avoid compromising the readiness and welfare of our military and their support personnel," said Governor.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Legion Leaders Look to Future

NY Legion Leaders
Cmdr Governor, Pres Corker, and
Cmdr Chang. Doug Malin Photo.
MECHANICVILLE -- More than 140 people welcomed state American Legion officials to Saratoga County during a recent annual dinner hosted by Post 91 of Mechanicville, the Saratogian reported Sept. 28. The officials included state Commander Kenneth Governor, auxiliary President Barbara Corker  and Sons of The American Legion Commander John P. Chang.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Military Museum Impresses Legion Leaders

Ken Governor and Barbara Corker
Cmdr Governor and Pres. Corker
SARATOGA SPRINGS -- State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor, state Auxiliary President Barbara Corker and Sons of The American Legion state Commander John P. Chang saw the importance of keeping history alive as they toured the New York State Military Museum Sept. 26  during a day-long trip to Saratoga County.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Military Skills Should Be Transferable,
Commander Tells North Country

Ken Governor
The American Legion is advocating for the state to recognize military experience in specialized skills so it would be easier for trained veterans to receive state professional and vocational licenses, New York State American Legion Commander Ken Governor said on his swing through the North County making county visitations.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dept. Commander Honors Legionnaire, Post

STATEN ISLAND -- Ninety-year-old Louis Guerierro of Staten Island and American Legion Gold Star Post 1365 on Staten Island are being honored with the Department Commander's Award of Excellence for their service to veterans and community.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Commander on 9-11: America Will Prevail

 Helping Children Left Behind A Tribute to Fallen Warriors

Ken Governor
Cmdr Governor
speaks at Intrepid.

Doug Malin photo
Twelve years after terrorist attacks left the nation "stunned and wounded in a way not known since the shock of Pearl Harbor," America and its military "remain resolute in both purpose and focus to the pledge that our president made at the time -- we will not tire; we will not falter; we will not fail," New York State's American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor said at a 9/11 observance Wednesday aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

"On this day, we not only honor the victims who perished" on Sept. 11, 2001, "but we also recognize our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who demonstrate our nation's resolve," with "many giving their own lives in service to our country."

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NY Congratulates New National Commander

Ken Governor and Dan Dellinger
New York Department Commander Ken Governor (left) congratulates new National Commander Dan Dellinger of Virginia after his election at the National Convention in Houston.