|K. Governor, B. Corker, J. Chang.|
In Chemung County Nov. 3, Department Commander Kenneth Governor, Department Auxiliary President Barbara Corker and Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Commander John Chang laid a wreath at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira.
|Dept. Cmdr. Ken Governor (center) renders salute after |
placing wreath at Woodlawn National Cemetery, along
with Auxiliary Pres. Barbara Corker and SAL Detachment
Commander John Chang. Photo by Ed Lupian.
In Broome County Nov. 6, the New York Legion leaders first paid respects to veterans in the "Walk of Heroes" at the Veterans Memorial Park in Endicott.
After that, Department Commander Governor honored a woman Legionnaire in front of local TV cameras for her leadership and commitment to community and veterans.
|Dept. Cmdr. Ken Governor visits 'Walk of Heroes.'|
Photo by Doug Malin.
He cited Beebe's extensive involvement in services to community and veterans. She has held many offices in her post and the 6th District, including being commander of both.
For the district, Beebe chaired the Family Support Network and the Heroes to Hometowns program as well as serving as Goodwill and International Relations chair.
|Dept. Cmdr. Ken Governor |
honors Barbara Beebe.
The youth, son of Sue and Gary Collins of North Bellmore, recounted how it was starting to get dark, making it hard to see, but he had his goggles on and spotted something below. He went to investigate and found the other boy. CPR revived the unconscious youth.
The evening before, they were at the annual American Legion Military Ball in the Bronx, where Governor spoke of "Service First."
It's about reinvigorating the core mission to serve men and women in uniform, veterans and families, community and nation, he said.
|Dept. Commander Ken Governor (center) renders salute at |
the American Legion Military Ball in the Bronx, along with
Dept. Vice Cmdr. Ray DePhillis & 1st Dist. Cmdr. John Lanci.
Chang noted that, like the department commander, his personal project this year is to collect donations for the National Emergency Fund, especially since the fund helped so many New York families in the devastating wake of Hurricane Sandy. Corker said her project is to support the American Legion's Operation Comfort Warriors, and for two reasons. First, unlike other charities, 100 percent of donations go directly to helping wounded warriors. Second, it's important to "show our warriors our love."