***Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM***

Brewster, N.Y. – (2/28/13) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) today announced that the second annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame will be hosted at Henry H. Wells Middle School in Brewster on Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM. The hall of fame, which was originally scheduled for November 1st was moved due to Superstorm Sandy.

The Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and designed to honor outstanding veterans throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran that will be honored will also be individually honored 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.”

For more information about the event or to RSVP please contact Lindsay Goldstein at (845) 279-3773 or

Click here to see the first class of veterans inducted into the Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The men and women that will be inducted into the 2nd class f veterans are:


Amenia: Stephen Valyou

Bedford: Guy E. Zinser

Beekman: James Tobin

Brewster: WWII Veterans

Buchanan: Emanuel Uva

Carmel: Joseph F. Toleno

Cortlandt: William Nazario

Croton-On-Hudson: Vincent A. Matero

Dover: Baptist Joseph Bianco

Kent: WWII Veterans

Lewisboro: Raymond Stone

Mahopac Ladies Aux: Alyssa Dellaripa

Milan: Sam Lore

Mount Kisco: Santo Asaro

Mount Pleasant: Stephen Loia & Joseph Gullotta

New Castle: Gabriel Rosenfeld

North Salem: Joseph Tyson

Northeast: Sid Byron

Patterson: Harvey Strode

Pawling (Village): Stan Mersand

Pawling (Town): Thomas Wichtendahl (Posthumously)

Pleasantville: Bert Ruiz

Peekskill: Brendon Fitzgerald & George Ondek

Pine Plains: John F. Ryan

Pound Ridge: Edward Lucas

Sleepy Hollow: Armando “Chick” Galella

Somers: Richard Bertram & Jack Lederman

Southeast: Robert Palmer

Yorktown: Robert Perry (Posthumously)


What:  2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame

Who:   Senator Greg Ball, Veteran Nominees, Friends & Family.

When: Saturday, March 2nd at 6pm

Where: Henry H. Wells Middle School: 570 New York 312, Brewster, N.Y.


For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier at (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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