Brewster, N.Y. – (5/15/2013) –Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson), Heroes in Transition, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 21, are asking the public to “sponsor a vet” to help them send over one hundred World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. this fall.

“In honor of all of the World War II veterans I am happy to announce that I will be organizing a free trip for them to visit the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. According to the Veteran’s Administration, our World War II veterans are dying at a rate of 600 per day,” said Senator Greg Ball. “These brave men and women gave so much to fight for our nation’s safety and freedom and it is my honor to give them an opportunity to see the national monument that was created in honor of their service.”

The trip, which will take place on September 17th is free and open to all WWII veterans. Chartered buses will leave from Senator Ball’s District Office in Brewster, NY and take the veterans to Washington D.C., where they will place a wreath at memorial the in honor of all WWII veterans from the 40th Senate District. Heroes in Transition, a sponsor of the event, will be accepting donations to help pay for the busing and food for the veterans.

The sponsorships range from $25 lunch sponsors, to $1,000 bus sponsors. Anyone interested in donating can go to the Heroes in Transition’s website: and make a donation online. Checks can also be made payable to Heroes In Transition and sent to 22 Bates Road, Suite 135, Mashpee, MA 02649.

“Heroes in Transition has been providing assistance to veterans in honor of fallen Marine Captain Eric A. Jones since 2010,” said Heroes in Transition President Michael Warshaw. “It is our honor to be able to help these American heroes finally see the WWII memorial and also find peace by being able pay their final respects to their dear friends and fellow military servicemen and women who lost their lives in WWII.”

“We deeply appreciate all the efforts of Senator Ball and Heroes in Transition to make this trip possible,” said Eugene Parrotta, Chair of Senator Greg Ball’s Veteran’s Advisory Council, and member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. “We are excited that these WWII veterans will get a chance to see the monument that was built in their honor.”

To RSVP for the road trip please contact Senator Greg Ball’s office at (845) 279-3773 or

For more information, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (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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