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 Edward Lucas from the Town of Pound Ridge.
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.”
Edward Lucas is the Westchester County American Legion honoree for the 40th District Veterans' Hall of Fame.
Edward Lucas was born in Pound Ridge, New York in November 1923. He served in the United States Army from January 20, 1943 to January 1946, serving as a tank mechanic in North Africa and in Dijon, France, achieving the rank of Technician 5th Grade.
Edward Lucas retired from the Stamford Long Ridge Fire Company after 20 years of service. He also served as a volunteer for seven decades. Edward Lucas married his childhood sweetheart Mafalda Biagiarelli on January 23, 1947.
They have two daughters Cynthia and Linda, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (845) 200 9716.