On this Memorial Day, may we remember the sacrifices made by our Veterans community across our nation and beyond. Please take a few minutes to visit our News page to see the local activities observing Memorial Day around -- and about -- Tompkins County.
Vietnam Veteran (USMC) and American Legion Tompkins County Commander Kenneth Miller recently shared a famous quote that brings home the meaning of this holiday: "All gave some, and some gave All. Freedom is not Free."
Department of Veterans Services,
Tompkins County Department of Veterans Services exists to connect local Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces – and their families – with federal, state, and local resources.
Departmental staff make these connections through a combination of counseling, referral, and direct assistance with the following benefits:
Compensation for service-connected and non-service-connected disabilities
Compensation to caregiving family of homebound Veterans
Compensation/pension to families of deceased Veterans
Burial benefits and grave markers
Home loan guarantees
Obtaining military records
Federal, State & Local medals/awards
New York State blind annuity
New York State property tax exemption
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Photographs courtesy of Charles Harrington, Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter #377