CBS needs to be applauded with regard to its decision to air the 30-second ad this Sunday during the Super Bowl titled, “Celebrate Family, Celebrate Life.” The personal story of Tim Tebow, the University of Florida star quarterback, and his mother, Pam, is about celebrating life and its potential. Tim’s mother was advised to abort him after she fell ill with dysentery on a missionary trip to the Philippines 23 years ago. She refused and gave birth to Tim, who has strived to be an ideal role model both on and off the football field.
Each winter, New Yorkers and families across the country are directly confronted with one of the most crucial financial concerns regarding their teenage children – how to pay for their college education.
Legionnaires with Charles Wagner Post 421 attended the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Enrollment Event hosted by the William M. Gouse, Jr. VFW Post 3211 on Jan. 20. Post 421 Commander Charles Rockwood, John Mauro, PC, Joseph Messana and Greg Bennett attended along with numerous veterans and the leaders of local veterans groups.
As the island nation of Haiti struggles to recover from the unimaginable destruction resulting from the recent earthquake, our thoughts and prayers are with not only the victims, but with our many employees and patients of Haitian descent.
On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the New York State Veterans Home at Stony Brook University is hosting its Vaccines for Veterans Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans and their family members are invited to receive their seasonal flu shot or the H1N1 flu vaccine. The flu season is expected to extend into March and April. For information call (631) 444-8615.
Hicksville Legionnaires paused to remember retired U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret Colonel Robert L. Howard who passed away Dec. 23, 2009 from cancer at a hospice in Waco, TX. Colonel Howard was the most decorated soldier of the Vietnam War. He served 36 years active duty with five Vietnam tours, including 54 months in combat mostly on secret missions inside Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam. Howard was nominated three times for the Medal of Honor for three separate combat incidents in 13 months and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Richard Nixon during a ceremony at the White House in 1971.
(This is a letter from NYS Governor David A. Paterson to all residents of the state.)
This is a winter of reckoning. And I write to you today not only about the state of our State, but also the state of our self-government – a fragile instrument of popular will that is breaking under the will to be popular.
It seems as though the word “change” has become increasingly popular, not only on a national level but also at the state and local levels of government as well. It’s the word that brought the current president into office and it’s the same word that has given us a new county executive.
Consider this a post-script to the letter on globalization.
It must be really nice to give yourself a raise. (Town of Oyster Bay Board Votes to Increase Salaries, Dec. 25 issue).
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