Gallahan Lauds Decision to Select Sampson as First New York State Veterans Cemetery

Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) is hailing the unanimous decision by a state selection committee to choose Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery as the first New York state veterans cemetery, which first opened in 2011. This official designation as a state veterans cemetery will make the cemetery eligible for federal funding. 

“The selection of Sampson Veterans Memorial Cemetery as New York’s first state veterans cemetery has been more than a decade in the making. Home to the birthplace of Memorial Day, Seneca County has a rich history in honoring our veterans, making Sampson the strongest choice for New York’s first veterans cemetery. Thank you to Sen. Mike Nozzolio for his visionary leadership, Chairman Bob Hayssen, Seneca County Manager Mitch Rowe, Cemetery Director Bill Yale and everyone who worked to make this possible.”