Chappaqua, N.Y. – 10/09/2012 – Senator Greg Ball (Patterson – R, C) was at the New Castle Town Hall on Tuesday night to continue his town hall tour and also to accept New Castle’s veteran nomination for the 2nd annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

The town hall jobs tour is designed to provide communities with an update following this year’s legislative session. Senator Greg Ball provided an update on issues including the recently passed property tax cap, balanced New York State budget, MTA Tax Repeal, job creation initiatives, lowest middle class tax rate, and also issues affecting seniors, women, children and animals.

During Senator Ball’s visit, the New Castle Town Board nominated Gabriel Rosenfeld into Senator Ball’s 2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Gabriel served for three years in the U.S. Army. For his service Gabriel received the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, French Legion of Honor Chevalier ribbon, European Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and much more.

After his service Gabriel served on the Westchester Planning Board and was also the Chairman of the New Castle Zoning Board for over 30 years.

The Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and designed to honor outstanding veterans from throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran that will be honored will be included on a traveling wall that will tour local municipalities throughout the 40th district.

“I’m visiting with my constituents and fellow elected officials to hear their concerns and listen to their feedback. I remain totally focused on limiting government, cutting taxes and creating good, local, high paying jobs by finishing the good things I have started, in partnership with my Senate colleagues and Governor Cuomo. It is critically important for me to regularly meet with the local leadership in my rather large district to develop concrete goals moving into the next legislative session. I am here to help in absolutely anyway I can, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart,” said Senator Greg Ball. “I am honored to accept New Castles nomination of Mr. Rosenfeld. He 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. America is not a great country because of its politicians, it’s a great country because of its veterans like Gabriel.”

“I feel very lucky that I received such a great honor,” said Gabriel Rosenfeld. “I would like to thank all of the service men and women that have served our country. It is so important that we do what we can to honor those that have served.”

New Castle Town Supervisor Sue Carpenter said, “New Castle has been honored to call Gabby Rosenfeld one of our own for many years.  He served 3 years in combat in the Second World War and came here shortly after.  He was awarded a Purple Heart, a Bronze Star, the World War II Victory Medal and the French Legion of Honor Chevalier ribbon, among many other honors.  Since his service to his country in WWII he has continued to serve his community in countless other ways.  Gabby has been a friend to all in need, a beloved husband, father and father-in-law, and a committed volunteer for the hospital, neighbors link, the domestic violence shelter, A-Home, the Holocaust Education Center, the Katonah Museum, and has been a member of the Town Planning and Zoning Boards for so many years no one can remember a time when he wasn’t.  Gabby has been given too many awards to enumerate them all here.  We have been truly blessed to have him here for all these years.  We are proud to be able to nominate him for the Veteran’s Hall of Fame.”


For more information or to speak with Senator Ball, 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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