By: Eric Gross
Seven residents of Putnam County are among 25 men and women to be inducted this evening (Thursday) into the 40th Senate District’s Third Annual Veterans Hall of Fame.
State Senator Greg Ball created the recognition in 2010 to “honor outstanding individuals who have selflessly served the United States.”
Inductees have been nominated by their communities.
Ball lauded the heroes for “pursuing a distinguished path in both their military and civilian lives.”
Putnam’s seven inductees include: Sgt. Steven Mattson of Brewster, Yeoman Yvonne Rustico of Carmel, the late Ed Duncan of Mahopac, Charles Connor of Kent, Charles Monte of Putnam Valley who serves as Commander of the Mahopac VFW, Anthony Nacerino of Patterson and Laurence Gibbs of Putnam Valley.
Other area inductees include Andrew Sandor of North Salem, Michael Kelly of Pawling and Nicholas Papenna of Baldwin Place.
The ceremony gets underway at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mahopac Falls Elementary School on Myrtle Avenue in Mahopac Falls. (ARTICLE)