Veterans Hall of Fame Nominations Due Friday

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding people in Central and Northern New York that nominations are due Friday for induction in the New York State Senate’s “Veterans Hall of Fame.”

The hall of fame pays tribute to New Yorkers who have served their country in the US Armed Forces and made significant contributions to their communities.

Each state senator can induct one veteran annually, who will be honored at a special ceremony in Albany on May 21.

All nominees from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties will be recognized locally at an event to be held at Fort Drum on May 10.

Veterans’ posts, family members and community leaders in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties can make nominations.

Nomination forms are available at, or can be sent to individuals by calling (315) 782-3418.

All entries must be received by April 19.

The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life.

Their meritorious 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.