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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 Sid Byron from the Town of Northeast.

    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.”

    Sid Byron is the American Legion Post 178 and the Town of Northeast’s honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Sid Byron was born in July 1936. He served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, reaching the rank of Corporal.

    During his service, Sid Byron earned the Korean Defense Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the United Nations Service Medal.

    Sid Byron has served as a member of American Legion Post 178 for 19 years, including 14 years as Post Treasurer, as a member of the American Legion Post 426 Memorial Day Firing Squad, helped to plan the 2009 American Legion Post 178 "Operation Thank You" trip to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and served as Veterans Liaison to the Kosovo Veterans Association in 2007.

    Sid Byron is an insurance agent and retired employee of Central Hudson.


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