Schuyler County is fortunate to have an effective Veterans' Service Agency under the direction of Joan Scott, with Jeremy Hoffman as her assistant. It's their mission to provide assistance to veterans, their dependents and servicemen on matters pertaining to issues they may have regarding special services, benefits or preferences.

The American Legion's National Headquarters is in Indianapolis, Indiana. The history of the American Legion, the many programs sponsored by the Legion, and member benefits are among the topics included at this site. The American Legion Department of New York site provides information pertinent to members who are residents of New York State.

Occasionally, military service issues impact the lives of veterans and service members to a point of crisis. The Bath VA Medical Center has provided a link for veterans, service members, and their families to find immediate support and receive referrals for VA resources through the Veterans Crisis Line. Contact caring and qualified VA responders that are available 24/7, 365 days a year at no cost by calling 1-800-273-8255, press 1, chat online at, or text to 838255. There is no requirement to be registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

The Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Romulus, NY is now open. The criteria for burial at the cemetery is the same as that of all national veterans cemeteries.  All honorably discharged veterans and their spouses may be buried at Sampson with military honors.

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You may never have heard the full rendition of Il Silenzio, otherwise known as "Taps". Below is the link to a most beautiful rendition. The girl's name is Melissa Venema and she is playing under the direction of maestro Andre Rieu from Maastriecht in the Netherlands. She was 13 years old at this performance and had been performing for some time. This performance took place in 2008 in Masstriecht where city officials sealed off the town square and closed everything down to maximize noise control.

An "Eyes Right" tribute...A lone young Belgian waits to salute Canadian Troops who were attending a memorial service. The "Eyes Right" command is the highest compliment Troops on parade can pay and is reserved for dignitaries at reviewing events. Watch what they do for this little boy.



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