Veterans Board

The Board consists of seven members appointed by the Town Board and serve at will. All members must be either active service men in any branch of the United States Armed Forces or a Veteran of any branch of the United States Armed Services with an honorable discharge. The chairman of said committee is appointed by the Town Board and serves at the will of the Town Board. The Director of the Orange County Veterans Service Agency will serve as a non-voting honorary member of the committee. Eligibility to serve on the committee – preference would be given to veterans and active service men and women residing in the Town of Deerpark, however, members can be active service men or women or veterans residing in Orange County, NY. Links to:

Mission:

1. To create and fund raise for a Veterans Memorial to be located in the Town of Deerpark

2. To promote Veterans and Cold War Veterans Tax Exemptions to those that are eligible

3. To organize ceremonies in the town for various Veterans holidays

4. To assist Veterans in obtaining information for any government benefits afforded to them or their families

5. To coordinate with Orange County Veterans Service Agency and local Veterans organizations on any new programs or events for Veterans and/or their families.

Members:

  • Floyd Babcock, Chairman
  • Wilbur Wesselius
  • Colin Tunney
  • Harry Muller
  • Tim Shearer
  • Christian Farrell, Ad Hoc

(HUGUENOT, NY) – Members of the Deerpark Veterans Committee presented their concept for a Deerpark Veterans Memorial at a recent meeting of the town board and announced they will start fundraising efforts for the project immediately.

The proposed memorial will represent all veterans that reside, or have resided in the Town of Deerpark from the Revolutionary War up until the present conflict in Afghanistan. The town board unanimously approved the concept and the proposed location at Sparrowbush Fireman’s Memorial Park. Construction of the memorial is estimated to begin sometime in 2013.

“We are always so very proud of the great contributions and sacrifices of our service men and women and their families,” said Deerpark Town Supervisor Karl A. Brabenec. “It is important to always recognize their service to present and future generations.”

The memorial is estimated to cost approximately $10,000 and all monies will be raised through contributions. No tax dollars will be spent. Conceptual drawings were created with the help of the committee and Fusco Engineering and Land Surveying.

Veterans Committee Chairman Floyd Babcock announced that personalized pavers can be purchased in support of the park. The pavers will be placed around the memorial. Each paver costs $100. Information on purchasing a paver can be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office.

Individual, business, and corporate checks can be made payable to the “Deerpark Veterans Memorial Fund” and sent to Deerpark Town Hall, c/o Town Clerk’s office, PO Box 621, Huguenot, New York 12746. Contributions can also be made by credit card through the Town Clerk’s Office at 845-856-2210, ext. 2. For more information contact Veteran’s Committee Chairman Floyd Babcock at 845-856-5556