THE COURIER: ‘SPONSOR A VET’ TRIP TO WASHINGTON PLANNED

Eric Gross

State Senator Greg Ball is asking the public to “sponsor a vet.”

The Putnam-Dutchess-Westchester lawmaker is organizing a trip this fall to Washington, D.C., honoring veterans of World War II.

“World War II vets are dying at a rate of 600 per day. I want the brave men and women who gave so much to see the national monument created in honor of their service,” he said.

The trip planned for Sept. 17 is free and open to all WWII vets. Chartered coaches will depart from Brewster and transport the veterans to Washington, where wreaths will be placed at the memorial to honor all WWII vets residing in the immediate area.

Ball is working with the Heroes in Transition organization which is accepting donations to help pay for the transportation and food for the veterans.

Sponsorships range from $25 lunch sponsors to $1,000 bus sponsors.

Checks payable to Heroes in Transition may be sent to 22 Bates Road, Mashpee, MA 02649.

Veterans interested in attending are asked to call Ball’s District Office in Brewster at 279-3773. (ARTICLE)

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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