BALL’S VETERANS CEMETERY BILL

Chairman Ball Urges Action on Honor Deserving of New York Veterans

Brewster, N.Y. – (07/19/11) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson), Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is getting the word out about legislation that would create a State Veterans Cemetery in New York. The bill, sponsored by Ball, passed in the New York State Senate (S5381A/A1386A) on June 21, 2011. It is considered the launching point for an honor deserving of New York’s heroes, but it still needs approval in the New York State Assembly, as well as a signature from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Chairman Ball is urging his colleagues in the Assembly, as well as Governor Cuomo, to act on the legislation. He’s holding a meeting this week to inform residents about the bill, as well as the United States Veterans Cemetery Grant Program, which has helped establish, expand and  improve 79 veterans cemeteries in 38 states and territories, provided nearly 28,000 burials in 2010 alone! The VA has awarded grants totaling more than $438 million. New York has never participated in this federally-sponsored program, leaving thousands of New York State veterans without access to this earned benefit.

 

Who: Senator Greg Ball

When: Thursday, July 21st from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Where: Spain Memorial Cornerstone Park

1 Fair Street

Carmel, N.Y.

 

For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Ali Skinner: (845) 200-9716.

 

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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