Veterans: Senator Ritchie Wants You!

Senator Patty Ritchie is inviting nominations from veterans’ posts, family members and community leaders across Northern and Central New York for her inductee in the State Senate’s Veterans Hall of Fame.

The on-line Hall of Fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the US Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

Each State Senator can induct one veteran annually, and Senator Ritchie is asking the community’s help in finding this year’s inductee from Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

“The Senate Veterans Hall of Fame pays tribute to those who have served our nation, but I also want to honor those veterans who continued to serve by helping to make our communities better places to live,” Senator Ritchie said.

Inductees will be formally recognized at a June 14 ceremony at the Capitol.

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.

Last year, Senator Ritchie inducted the Oswego County Battle of the Bulge Veterans, the first time a group of veterans was recognized by admittance to the Hall.

For a nomination form, visit Senator Ritchie’s website,, or visit or contact her district office in Oswego, Watertown or Ogdensburg, or call 782-3418.

For more information about the NY Senate Veterans Hall of Fame, and a list of all past inductees, visit

Information about Senator Ritchie’s 2011 inductees, the Oswego County Battle of the Bulge Veterans, can be found at: