THE COURIER: ‘SPONSOR A VET’ TRIP TO WASHINGTON PLANNED

 

    Eric Gross

    State Senator Greg Ball is asking the public to “sponsor a vet.”

    The Putnam-Dutchess-Westchester lawmaker is organizing a trip this fall to Washington, D.C., honoring veterans of World War II.

    “World War II vets are dying at a rate of 600 per day. I want the brave men and women who gave so much to see the national monument created in honor of their service,” he said.

    The trip planned for Sept. 17 is free and open to all WWII vets. Chartered coaches will depart from Brewster and transport the veterans to Washington, where wreaths will be placed at the memorial to honor all WWII vets residing in the immediate area.

    Ball is working with the Heroes in Transition organization which is accepting donations to help pay for the transportation and food for the veterans.

    Sponsorships range from $25 lunch sponsors to $1,000 bus sponsors.

    Checks payable to Heroes in Transition may be sent to 22 Bates Road, Mashpee, MA 02649.

    Veterans interested in attending are asked to call Ball’s District Office in Brewster at 279-3773. (ARTICLE)