Pawling, N.Y. – (9/22/12) – Senator Greg Ball (R,C-Patterson), was at the Pawling Village Hall last week to officially accept the village boards nomination of Stan Mersand into Senator Greg Ball’s 2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame.

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.

Stan Mersand served in the US Army for over 6 years as a Specialist 4th Class. During his service he received many honors including, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduce Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

“I was very honored that the village of Pawling has selected me to represent them in Senator Greg Ball’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame,” Stan Mersand. “I was honored to serve our country and I am always honored to be in the presence of other veterans. I greatly look forward to the induction ceremony.”

“I am honored to accept the nomination of Stan Mersand, a patriot, true ‘vet’s vet’ and my friend! Pawling has hand-picked Stan because he has 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,” said Senator Greg Ball. “America is not a great country because of its politicians; it’s a great country because of veterans like Stan.”

The 2nd Annual Veterans Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held at Peekskill Middle School on Thursday, November 1 at 6pm, with a light reception to follow.


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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