Senator Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck) this week named Ronald C. Tocci to the New York Senate “Veterans Hall of Fame”. The award recognizes veterans for exceptional service in both the military and the community.
Despite all of the positive things we were able to accomplish by remaining in Albany for all of last week, staying up north on Thursday and Friday meant I had to miss an event I had been looking forward to attending – the dedication of the Armed Forces Memorial at William Floyd High School.
Senator Brian X. Foley (D – Blue Point) released the following statement to commemorate Memorial Day:
“Vietnam Veteran Max Cleland wrote that the curse of the soldier is that he never forgets. Today is a day when all of us are called to join with them to pay tribute to our fallen to ensure that we as a country never forget.
“For over 140 years, Memorial Day has been set aside as a day for us to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom and way of life.
NYS Senator Eric Adams, Chair of Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee said, “I have the privilege of announcing the introduction of legislation in the New York State Senate in honor of and dedicated to the women and men who have served our country, our local heroes, the cherished veterans across our State.
Former Marine Has Dedicated Life to Advocating for Veterans and the Bronx
State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced that local community leader, Pat Devine, was inducted into the new NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame on Tuesday, June 1st. Klein nominated Devine to the position last month, citing his commitment to advocating for veterans and his fellow Bronx residents for more than three decades. Senator Klein will honor Devine at his annual fireworks extravaganza at Orchard Beach next month.
On June 1st, NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Eric Adams announced a new and improved NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was joined in Albany by Yonkers resident and a 2010 nominee, Eli Michael Vetrano, who is a United States Army veteran. In the coming weeks, a ceremony will be held to honor all members of the Hall of Fame in the 35th District, recognizing their service in the United States Armed Forces.
PRESS ADVISORY VETERANS HALL OF FAME RE-LAUNCHED JUNE 1STNYS Sen Eric Adams, Chair of the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs, is Joined by Sen Andrea Stewart-Cousins to Announce the June 1st Re-Launching of the NYS Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
This brochure describes programs designed to help veterans find employment and educational opportunities, as well as health and other state benefits. Taking advantage of these services through the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs may help you and your family make the transition from the battlefield to civilian life.