Yorktown Shares Thanksgiving Dinner With Its Veterans

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Westchester County veterans enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner with State Sen. Greg Ball.
Westchester County veterans enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner with State Sen. Greg Ball. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sen. Greg Ball

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- More than 800 veterans and guests from around Westchester and Putnam County were greeted with welcome signs, cheers and thank you cards by hundreds of volunteers at a Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Senator Greg Ball, Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, and the Military Order Of The Purple Heart, Chapter 21 hosted their third annual Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac.

Dozens of volunteers worked with Sen. Ball to host the dinner at no cost to the veterans. Hundreds of veterans and guests enjoyed turkey along with all the trimmings.

In addition to all the great food veterans enjoyed at the event, representatives from the Hudson Valley Department of Veterans Affairs were at the Thanksgiving Dinner to help veterans sign up for benefits.

"This wonderful event couldn’t be possible without the help of the local scouts, school groups, sports teams, businesses and hundreds of volunteers," Sen. Ball said in a statement. "I would like to personally thank each and every volunteer and business that made this special event possible. To see the smile on the veterans’ faces as they walk into the room makes the dinner worth it every year.”

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Wouldn't it be nice - just for once - that Senator Ball would do something without having his picture, his name, or his "contibution" to a worthy cause done without all the publicity. I reallize that is what politicians do; but Ball seems to get his picture in everything these days...donations are a badge of honor not to be worn on one's sleeve.