Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C – Mt. Hope) invites nominations for the induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame from the 42nd Senate District. The online Hall of Fame represents extraordinary New Yorkers whose heroism in the United States Armed Forces is complimented by their service to the people in their community.
The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to pay tribute and celebrate exceptional Veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves, both in military and civilian life.
“This program provides an opportunity to acknowledge and honor the efforts of men and women who demonstrated tremendous courage during their time in the military,” said Senator Bonacic. “The Veterans’ Hall of Fame recognizes their sacrifice and commitment to help secure the freedoms we enjoy today.”
The selected Veteran from our area will participate in a ceremony followed by a luncheon held on May 20th in Albany. The photograph and biography of each honoree across the state will become part of a special online exhibit which tells the stories of the many contributions Veterans make during and after their time in military service.
Veterans residing in the 42nd State Senate District are eligible to be nominated. The 42nd Senate District includes the following communities: all of Sullivan County; the following Towns in Delaware County: Masonville, Tompkins, Walton, Hamden, Delhi, and Colchester; the following Towns in Orange County: Deerpark, Goshen, Greenville, Hamptonburgh, Minisink, Mount Hope, Tuxedo, Wallkill, Warwick, Wawayanda; Cities of Middletown and Port Jervis; and in Ulster County, the Towns of Denning, Gardiner, New Paltz, Rosendale, Shawangunk, and Wawarsing.
If you would like to nominate a Veteran, please send an email to Senator Bonacic’s office at Catania@NYSenate.gov explaining the reason your nominee should be inducted into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Nominations must include a brief biography of approximately 250 words along with the Veteran’s rank and file at time of discharge or end of military service. Please remember to include the town or city of residence and phone number of the nominee. Those making nominations should also include their own name and contact information. Nominations must be received no later than April 11, 2014.