State Sen. Greg Ball came to the Town Board meeting on Sept. 10 to officially accept longtime Lewisboro Hamlet resident Raymond T. Stone into the districtwide Veteran’s Hall of Fame.
Town Supervisor Peter Parsons nominated his friend and neighbor for the honor.
The Veteran’s Hall of Fame was created by Sen. Ball and designed to honor outstanding veterans from throughout the 40th State Senate District. Each veteran will be included on a traveling wall that will tour local municipalities throughout the district.
Mr. Stone, a native of Queens Village, served in the United States Navy from 1943 through l945 for a total of two years and seven months during World War II.
He spent a significant portion of his services as a radar man second class on the USS Intrepid in the Pacific theater.
Mr. Stone received seven battle stars for bravery in action.
He now volunteers on his old ship, the Intrepid, berthed in the Hudson River.
“I enjoy answering questions from the kids and jokingly make them promise they will all join the Navy,” he said. “It’s important to give kids a sense of history and get them away from electronic games for a while. Teaching them is a wonderful objective and one that we should all strive for.”
Mr. Parsons hailed Mr. Stone and all who served during Word War II.
“They are a great bunch of people,” he said. “Ray is an artist and writer by profession who has written a book about World War II. He has contributed greatly to our country and our town and can be very proud of his life.” (ARTICLE)