Senator Helming Statement on Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery Named First New York State Veterans Cemetery

“It has been my honor to fight for Sampson’s designation as New York’s first state veterans cemetery. This is the good news we have all been waiting for. It’s the result of years of hard work, dedication and perseverance by local veterans, Seneca County, and retired State Senator Mike Nozzolio, who made this one of his top priorities. The tireless work by these individuals has been awe-inspiring, and it reflects our enduring commitment and responsibility to support and honor our veterans. My father was a U.S Air Force veteran who trained at Sampson Air Force Base. This recognition means so much to so many veterans and their families. Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery will continue to proudly serve as a lasting memorial and hallowed resting place for our nation’s greatest heroes.”

Watch Senator Helming's video message here.