SENATOR GREG BALL TO HONOR WWII VETERANS IN ALBANY ON 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

 

    Albany, N.Y. – 05/29/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I –Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, will be honoring WWII veterans on the 70th anniversary of D-Day on the New York State Senate Floor.

    Senator Ball is inviting all WWII veterans that live in New York State to join the New York State Senate at the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY on Monday, June 2, 2014 to recognize their sacrifice to our country.

    On June 6, 1944, 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified coast of France’s Normandy region, which has been commonly referred to as D-Day. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history.

    “These men and women represent a generation of heroes to whom we owe our freedom. There is no way for any of us to ever fully repay them for their sacrifice and selflessness, but we can attempt to honor them and thank them as a state, nation and community. There is no way to know exactly how history would have been changed had these heroes not stood up for freedom and humanity and were victorious. All we know is thank God they did,” said Senator Greg Ball.

    In addition to be recognized on the New York State Senate Floor, there will also be an exhibit set up in the Legislative Office Building lobby commemorating the day.

    If you know a WWII veteran that would like to attend, please contact Senator Greg Ball’s District Office by calling: (845) 279-3773.

    For more information, please contact jbachmei@nysenate.gov or (845) 531-9796

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