Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Senator Gustavo Rivera Seeks Nominees for Veteran's Hall of Fame Honor

Senator Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx) invites local residents of the 33rd  State Senate district to nominate veterans from their community whose service on behalf of our nation and our community designates them as a possible inductee to the New York State Veteran's Hall of Fame.

The New York State Senate Veteran's Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life. Their service to our nation deserves the special recognition that only a Hall of Fame can provide, as a fitting expression of our gratitude and admiration.  

"The Senate Veteran's Hall of Fame gives us the opportunity to not only pay tribute to all of those who serve, but also to recognize an individual whose sacrifice and service has helped make our nation and our community a better place to live," said Senator Gustavo Rivera.

The Senate will honor distinguished veterans throughout our state at a ceremony in Albany on May 21, 2013. Each honoree's photograph and biography will become part of a special on-line exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York veterans.

Last year, Senator Rivera inducted Latanga Blair into the Senate Veteran's Hall of Fame. Ms. Blair is a veteran who serves as a Veterans Affairs Volunteer at the James A. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center . Her efforts at the VA focus on informing female veterans of assistance and benefit programs they are entitled to receive.

Deadline for submissions is April 14, 2013. For nomination forms, please visit http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/gustavo-rivera/content/press_release  or call 718-933-2034 .
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