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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 Stan Mersand from the Village of Pawling.

    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.”

    Stan Mersand is the Village of Pawling’s honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

    Stan Mersand was born in Poughkeepsie, New York in September 1946. He served in the United States Army for two years on Active Duty and four years on Reserve Duty, reaching the rank of Specialist 4th Class.

    During his service, Stan Mersand earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Good Conduct Medal.

    Stan Mersand has served as a member of the Pawling Lions Club, and as Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, a member of the Village of Pawling Planning Board, as Building Inspector for the Village of Pawling, Dutchess County Historian, Vice President of the Pawling School Board, Coach of the Pawling Little League, and helped to establish the Pawling Jaycees. He has earned the 2003-2004 Marist College Faculty of the Year Award and the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 Marist College Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award.

    Stan Mersand taught history for 38 and a half years. His early years were spent at Carmel High School and then went on to Marist College and Western Connecticut State University.


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