Brewster, N.Y. – (2/17/2012) – On Thursday, February 16, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling “Veterans’ Wall of Fame” was unveiled at Haldane High School in front of local Veterans, school administrators, parents, and students.
Senator Patty Ritchie is inviting nominations from veterans’ posts, family members and community leaders across Northern and Central New York for her inductee in the State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.
Suffern, NY (February 10, 2012) – Surrounded by scores of local veterans, school administrators and distinguished guests, Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) today hosted his second annual Valentines for Veterans Celebration at the VFW Ramapo Post 2973 in Suffern. The organized event amassed a whopping 2,500 valentines that were donated by more than 35 schools throughout the 38th State Senate District.
Nanuet, NY – (February 8, 2012) – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Senator David Carlucci on Friday will host his second annual “Valentines for Veterans Celebration” where 60 fourth grade students from Pearl River’s Franklin Avenue Elementary School will be presenting valentines and singing tribute songs to Rockland County’s brave veterans and featured guests.
Bill Would Prohibit Cemeteries From Selling Historic Cemetery Markers or Monuments
Legislation sponsored by Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) to prohibit the sale of veteran’s cemetery markers or monuments moved out the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs this week. Senate bill S.1504 prohibits the unauthorized sale of commemorative cemetery markers, flag holders, monuments, statues or other physical memorabilia from the graves of veterans that are over 75 years old by cemeteries if such property is currently placed or located within a cemetery.
On Friday January 13, 2012 Stanley Maziarz of North Tonawanda was honored at a reception held by the Sikora Post in North Tonawanda for being named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the President of France. Senator Maziarz had the distinct pleasure of speaking about Stanley's great accomplishments as well as presenting him with his original letter from President Nicholas Sarkozy framed. Senator was joined at this event by numerous veteran members of the Sikora Post, Niagara County Sheriff Jim Voutour, North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt, City of Tonawanda Mayor and North Tonawanda native Ron Pilozzi and elected officials from the City of North Tonawanda. Senatory Maziarz stated that it was a pleasure to attend such an event to honor a hero of this country.
Brewster, N.Y. – (1/16/11) – The students at Yorktown High School will welcome Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame on Tuesday afternoon in Yorktown, NY. Dr. Ralph Napolitano will emcee the ceremony, and the students will say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem.
The traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame was unveiled at John Jay Middle School in Cross River on Thursday, Jan. 12. The wall pays tribute to the 27 veterans from throughout Hudson Valley who were honored at a Veterans’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November. Each city, town and village within state Senator Greg Ball’s district was asked to nominate a veteran. Retired Private First Class Robert Joseph Williams of South Salem represented Lewisboro. It was the inaugural unveiling of the wall, which will be transported to other communities over the next three months. Each veteran’s picture and story appears on the wall.