Times-Herald: Lack of burial plots for veterans looms

7/4/2011 - Since the days when battles of the American Revolution were fought here, people in the mid-Hudson have sought to honor in death those local residents who have served the nation in uniform.

But the thousands of local veterans far outnumber the plots in official veterans cemeteries across the region — even accounting for those who seek private burials. …

However, state Sen. Greg Ball is sponsoring legislation that would allow New York to apply for federal grant money to establish additional veterans cemeteries.

There are seven national veterans cemeteries in New York, established by the Department of Veterans Affairs, but none are in the Hudson Valley.

Ball’s spokeswoman, Ali Skinner, said this was among many bills that unfortunately were not acted on before the session ended last week, but that it could be taken up later this year. (READ MORE)


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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