POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – Edward Lucas of Pound Ridge has been inducted into Sen. Greg Ball’s Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
Speaking at the March 2 induction ceremony, Ball said, “These men and women have been hand-picked by their communities because they chose a path of courage, honor, integrity and bravery; a path that helped shape America as we know it, protecting our way of live and liberty. America is not a great country because of its politicians. It’s a great country because of our veterans.”
Lucas is a true Pound Ridge native, born and raised. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, stationed in North Africa and France as a tank mechanic.
Lucas was a 20-year veteran of the Stamford Long Ridge Fire Company and also served as a volunteer for seven decades.
The Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created by Ball to honor outstanding veterans throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran chosen is also commemorated on Ball’s traveling wall, which tours municipalities throughout the district. 2013 is the Hall of Fame’s second annual year.