State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has invited residents to nominate local veterans whose service warrants induction into the State Veteran’s Hall of Fame.
The online Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by service to their communities.
“Each year, one of the greatest privileges I have as a member of the New York State Senate is to honor a member of my community who has not only served our nation but returned home and worked to improve the lives of our neighbors,” Gianaris said. “The Veteran’s Hall of Fame allows us to say a special thank you and I urge anyone with a veteran in mind to come forward with a nomination.”
The Senate will honor a distinguished veteran from western Queens, as well as others from throughout the State, at a May 20 ceremony at the State Capitol, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit.
Nominations must be received by April 21 and should be submitted to Gianaris’ district office via email at Gianaris@nysenate.gov or by mail to 31-19 Newtown Ave., Suite 402, Astoria, NY 11102.
For information, call (718) 728-0960.