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Archive 2019


  Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act Extends Benefits for Eligible Veterans

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act 2019 goes into effect on New Year's Day. It extends the presumption of exposure to herbicides to Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam. 

 Loaves & Fishes Celebrates this Holiday Season
Come share in these upcoming, special meal events with the guests and staff of Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County.

Warrior Writers Meets Dec. 19
The next meeting of Warrior Writers will be at 7PM Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Tompkins County Department of Veterans Services, 214 W State/MLK Jr. St. (corner of MLK Jr./State and Albany), in Ithaca, NY. 

Join in Wreaths Across America Saturday, Dec. 14, at Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Volunteer help is needed starting at 10a Dec. 14 to "remember and honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes." Tompkins County's chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America (#377) hopes many Tompkins Veterans and their families will join them this Saturday in Romulus.

  Veterans' Coffeehouse Starting December 19
The Veterans’ Coffeehouse will be a space for Veterans to connect and socialize throughout the winter over some warm beverages on the third Thursday monthly.



  GIAC's Annual Harvest Fest Dinner, Friday, Nov. 22
The Greater Ithaca Activities Center holds its annual community dinner 6-8p (services ends at 7:309p). The menu consists of turkey and all the trimmings. This dinner is FREE and open to all.

 Memorial Honors Fallen Alumni from Iraq War
Cornell University added to its war memorial plaque during Veterans Day Weekend the names of two Cornellians lost in battle during the conflict in Iraq.

  YMCA Hosts Free Day for Veterans, Active Military, and their Families, Nov. 11

News Coverage of Tompkins County's Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 3, 2019

      Ithaca Voice: 50 Photos from the 100th annual Tompkins Veterans Parade

      The Ithaca Journal: PHOTOS: 100th Tompkins County Veterans Day Parade 


  Nov. 12 Reading Offers a Glimpse of Tompkins County During WWI 

  Tompkins County Veterans Celebrated On Nov. 3, 11


  Caroline Food Pantry Honors Veterans, Nov. 11

  Honoring All Who Served - IC Celebrates Veterans Day, Nov. 7


  Free Baseball Hall Of Fame Admission For Veterans, Nov. 6




  Mental Health First Aid for the Veteran Community, Oct. 28-29




  Vietnam Veteran Association POW/MIA Annual Watchfire


JUNE 2019

  Tompkins County Mourns Death of Sgt. James G. Johnston

  J.R. Clairborne Appointed Director of Veterans Services



  Tompkins County Moves Toward Establishing Veterans Services Agency