Senator James Seward met yesterday in Albany with American Legion representatives from throughout the 51st Senate District, including Francis Riter from Homer Post 465 (pictured right).
That meeting was part of the American Legion Department of New York annual legislative day.
“Our proud servicemen and women make great sacrifices defending our rights and freedoms,” said Senator Seward in a press release.
“I was pleased to discuss their concerns and learn more about legislation supported by the American Legion. Now it’s my turn to go to work for our veterans and take action on measures that will better their lives – they’ve earned that consideration and so much more.”
Last year, Senator Seward helped secure state budget funding to support valuable services for veterans, from mental health counseling to job training and many other helpful topics.
He also helped advance two key veteran’s bills that were signed into law.
One of these initiatives helped the families of soldiers suffering economically as a result of line-of-duty injury or illness.
The other attempts to make it easier for minority veteran business owners to become recognized as a certified minority or women-owned business enterprise.