Newburgh, N.Y. – (5/5/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R, C – Patterson) was honored by the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) with a Special Recognition Award at their yearly convention this Saturday at the Ramada Hotel in Newburgh, New York.
The Special Recognition Award is given each year to a leader who best demonstrates inspirational leadership and distinguished service to veterans. MORH presented this year’s award to State Senator Greg Ball, the chairman of Chairman of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs.
“As an Air Force Academy graduate, a former Air Force Officer and the Chairman of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs this is a great honor and I am very grateful to have been selected. I would like to thank Willy Nazario, Eugene Parrotta, the Montrose Action Committee and everyone else that is involved in the Military Order of the Purple Heart,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am honored to serve as the State Senator to so many veterans that have all chosen 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.”
Senator Greg Ball has worked tirelessly and accomplished many great things for all veterans across the 40th senate district. He has created a Veterans Hall of Fame, held a thanksgiving thank you dinner for over 800 veterans, passed legislation to protect Military Funeral’s from protest, secured $500,000 for a New York State Veterans Cemetery and fought to save Montrose Campus of the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System.
“It was an honor for me to present the award to Senator Ball for all he has done for veterans and the Military Order of the Purple Heart,” said MORPH Service Officer, Eugene Parrotta. “Senator Ball has done a lot to make veterans’ lives easier in this state. I wish we had more people like him and I am sure he will always be there for us.”
Senator Ball is now currently working to secure a state preference for veteran owned businesses, protections for veterans ailing from Traumatic Brain Injury and is planning a large BBQ on July 7th for “America’s Bravest”.
For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, please contact Joe Bachmeier: (845) 200-9716.