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    (Photo Credit: Brian Avery Photography)

    Brewster, N.Y. – (3/2/13) – Over two dozen veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I - Patterson) 2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame Ceremony. Among them, was Raymond Stone from the Town of Lewisboro.

    The Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and designed to honor outstanding veterans throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran that was honored will also be individually featured on a traveling wall that will tour local municipalities throughout the 40th district.

    “I am excited to induct this 2nd class of heroes into our Veterans’ Hall of Fame! These men and women have been hand-picked by their communities because they chose a path of courage, honor, integrity and bravery; a path that helped shape America as we know it, protecting our way of life and liberty,” said Senator Greg Ball. “America is not a great country because of its politicians, it’s a great country because of our veterans.”

    Raymond Stone is the Town of Lewisboro’s honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Raymond Stone was born in Queens Village, New York City, New York on April 14, 1925. He served in the United States Navy from April 13, 1943 to November 12, 1945, reaching the rank of Radarman Second Class.

    During his service, Raymond Stone earned the World War II Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with seven Battle Stars, and was the Plank Owner on the USS Intrepid.

    Raymond Stone has been President of the Board of Trustees for the South Salem Library, President and Creative Director of SSKF Advertising, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Intrepid Former Crew Members Association. He has earned a CLIO Award, multiple awards from the Art Directors and Direct Marketing Association, and the 2009 Admiral Farragut Book Award for "My Ship”.

    Raymond Stone is an Art Director, Copywriter, and Creative Director, as well as the author of "Spirit of '76" and "My Ship".

    For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.