Duing his visitation to Orange County Nov. 17, Department Commander Kenneth Governor met with State Sen. William J. Larkin Jr., a leader in the successful campaign to create the Purple Heart postage stamp. Larkin, an Army combat veteran, removed a Purple Heart Supporter pin from his lapel and pinned it on Governor. Photo by Doug Malin
MAHOPAC -- New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor brought a message of "Service First" to the Legion Family in the Putnam County Thursday, Nov. 14, and honored Mahopac American Legion Post 1080 for its efforts to provide tornado relief.
New York State American Legion leaders honored several people in their visitation swing along the Southern Tier and the New York City area, including long-time Legionnaires and a 12-year-old Long Island boy who rescued a child from drowning.