Senator Patty Ritchie is inviting nominations from veterans’ posts, family members and community leaders across Northern and Central New York for her inductee in the State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.
Seeks Monuments, Markers of Region’s Contributions to ‘War that Saved the Republic’
State Senator Patty Ritchie, with the help of three noted local historians, is drafting community members to help record the region’s contributions to America’s Civil War, part of a statewide effort to remember New York’s role in the “War that Saved the Republic,” which was fought 150 years ago.
I attended the unveiling of a new statue honoring the ONLY WOMAN to ever receive the Medal of Honor, America's highest military award. Here I'm pictured with two descendants of Dr. Mary Walker--her great, great grand nieces, Norman Maffeo and Nancy Ravas.