— POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) will hold his second annual Veterans & Families Fair on Saturday, September 27, 2014. It will be held at the Ramada Inn on Route 9 in Fishkill from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The event will include an 11:00 am ceremony honoring the 41st District’s 2014 Veterans Hall of Fame honorees. These outstanding individuals were nominated by their local veteran organizations for the work they do supporting their fellow veterans and community. In addition to the 41st District’s Veterans Hall of Fame, there will be a special recognition of all Korean War and Vietnam War veterans.

“After the success of last year, I’m proud to once again host this event that will help connect veterans and their families with important services in Dutchess and Putnam counties,” said Senator Gipson.

Senator Gipson’s Veterans and Families Fair will feature service providers and exhibitors that offer services such as health care, housing, employment, education, business support and much more, specifically for veterans and their families in Dutchess and Putnam Counties. It was made possible by the support of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Health Quest, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union and Bridgeway Federal Credit Union. An American Sign Language Interpreter will be provided during the ceremony portion of the program.

Last year’s event, which drew hundreds of local veterans and family members, was inspired by Senator Gipson’s 41st Senate District’s Veterans’ Advisory Committee. The committee, which meets regularly throughout the district, was formed so that he could listen to and best address the concerns of veterans and their families in our community. Hearing of the lack of access to comprehensive veteran services, Senator Gipson was inspired to organize the Veterans and Families Fair.

Added Senator Gipson: “As a member of the New York State Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, I hope so see all of our veterans and their families come out and get the support and recognition that they deserve.”


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