OXFORD – On Friday, Oct. 21, the Chenango County American Legion will host a joint visitation by the Legion’s top state level officials- Department of New York State Commander John B. Sampson, State Auxiliary President Debbie Kryczkowski, and State Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Detachment Commander J. Bruce Ruthven. During the visitation, the officials will visit the NYS Veterans’ Home, tour the Raymond Corp., and have dinner at the Fort Hill Post 376.
During their one-year terms in office, the officials travel to all of New York’s sixty-two counties and visit each of the state’s five veterans’ homes as part of the annual visitation. Their purpose is to coordinate Legion activities and to see what is being done for veterans and their families.
While in Chenango County, Commander Sampson, President Kryczkowski and Detachment Commander Ruthven are scheduled to begin their visitation at the NYS Veterans’ Home at Oxford at 11 a.m. The dignitaries will be given a guided tour of the Home and will hold a press conference.