© 2024 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Hochul seeks to provide benefits to Guard members who responded to 9-11

wbfo news
New York Governor Kathy Hochul

While recognizing the 20th anniversary of 9/11, New York Governor Kathy Hochul also recognized the thousands of state National Guard members who responded to the tragedy.

Hochul proposed legislation that will provide veteran status and the attendent federal and state benefits to those Guard members. Because the National Guard were called to duty by a state emergency order and were not on federal active duty, they are not eligible for veteran's benefits.

More than 6,700 New York State National Guard members were called to serve after the attack on September 11, 2001.