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    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 Alyssa Dellaripa from the Hamlet of Mahopac.

    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.”

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Alyssa Dellaripa is the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Post 5491 Mahopac honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Alyssa Dellaripa was born in Putnam County, New York in March 1990. She serves in the United States Navy on Active Duty since she enlisted in 2007, serving as an Aircraft Handler on the USS Harry S. Truman, and currently holding the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class.

    During her service, Petty Officer 3rd Class Alyssa Dellaripa earned a letter of appreciation from Lieutenant Commander C.R. Smith after only one month of deployment.

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Alyssa Dellaripa has served on the Putnam County Youth Court Program as a Court Officer, Clerk, Judge and Supervisor, with the Lake Carmel Fire Department, and has volunteered her hair three times for the Knights of Columbus Locks of Love program. She has earned nomination for the Putnam County Outstanding Youth Award, and received Putnam County Legislative Recognition for Heroism in 2003 for her volunteer and civic commitments to the community.


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