Saturday, October 5, 2013

Dept. Commander Honors Alexandria Bay Post

Black River Post Sign
BLACK RIVER  -- New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor brought his message of "Service First" to the local Legion Family in his visit to Jefferson County Oct. 4. It's about reinvigorating the core mission to serve men and women in uniform, veterans and families, community and nation, he said during dinner at William C. Dexter American Legion Post 673 in Black River.

Governor took the opportunity to honor John B. Lyman Post 904 of Alexandria Bay with the Department Commander's Award of Excellence. He cited the Post's dedication to service members, veterans, families and community, and its support of American Legion Children and Youth Programs. Post 904 Commander Richard Drake accepted the award on behalf of the Post.

Governor also appealed to the audience to contact their congressional representatives to protect "our men and women in uniform" from the effects of the government shutdown.

The commander's visit was a joint visitations with New York Auxiliary President Barbara Corker and New York Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Commander John Chang.