Letters: Applause for all veterans

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I’d like to thank all of the veterans and families who participated in our first annual Veterans and Families Fair. We were able to connect hundreds of attendees with a wide range of resources offered by the many service providers that joined us that morning. Thanks to the advice of my Veterans Advisory Committee, we were able to provide a successful networking experience that we plan to grow and repeat next year.

We were also fortunate to have over 50 WWII veterans join us. Representing a range of branches of the military, these veterans were celebrated during the ceremony portion of the event.

I want to thank the 16 veterans who participated in our Hall of Fame ceremony. Each of these veterans was nominated by their military post for their continued service in our community, and it was an honor to recognize them.

This event would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors: Hudson Valley Credit Union, Central Hudson, Health Quest and Bridgeway Federal Credit Union.

We are grateful for the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families, and look forward to inviting them to an even bigger and better event next year.

Terry Gipson
NY State Senator, 41st District

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