HUDSON — Leaders from the American Legion, Department of New York, will be the guests of honor during a visitation luncheon Jan. 20 at the White Stone Café in Ghent, hosted by the Columbia County American Legion.

Michael McDermott of Homer, elected commander this past July of the 100,000 member Department of New York, will be the keynote speaker, said County American Legion Commander James Garvey.

Also on the dais will be Auxiliary President Linda Tome of Palmyra, and Sons of the American Legion Detachment Commander Dennis George of Oriskany.

The event will get underway with refreshments at 1 p.m., followed by luncheon at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 each. Reservations should be made by Jan. 14 by contacting local posts or calling Jim at 518-821-7366 or Jeff at 518-672-4757.

Prior to the luncheon, visiting guests will tour the Firemen’s Home in Hudson.

State leaders will be joined at the luncheon by other department officials and district leaders, as well as local members of the legion family and friends.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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