State Senator Joe Robach invites local residents to nominate veterans from their community whose service on behalf of our nation designates them worthy of induction into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame.
“The New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created to honor and recognize outstanding veterans from the Empire State who have distinguished themselves both in military and civilian life,” said Senator Joe Robach.  “Their meritorious service to our nation deserves the special recognition that only a hall of fame can provide, as a fitting expression of our gratitude and admiration.”

This on-line hall of fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community.

The Senate will honor a distinguished veteran from our area and throughout the state at a May 21st  Albany ceremony, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special on-line exhibit proclaiming the contributions of these exemplary New York veterans.

Nomination forms can be requested by calling Senator Joe Robach’s office at 225-3650.  Completed forms can  be mailed to:

Senator Joe Robach
 2300 West Ridge Road
 Rochester, NY 14626


If you know a relative, friend, or neighbor who is a World War II veteran, you can help give him or her a unique and much-deserved honor – a free trip to our nation’s capital to visit the World War II Memorial courtesy of Honor Flight Rochester.

Since its first flight in 2008, Honor Flight Rochester has taken over 1,200 area veterans to visit their World War II Memorial as well as other memorials in our nation’s capital.  Throughout his tenure, Joe Robach has been a tremendous supporter of honor flight and encourages all veterans to seize the opportunity to use it!  Honor Flight and Joe Robach want to honor all interested WWII veterans, and they need your help.  If you know a relative, friend, or neighbor who should be honored with a trip, please fill out an application today.  The two-day trip is free to all veterans but World War II veterans take precedence.  It is a race against the clock to recognize them.  Private donations and fundraising events allow Honor Flight Rochester, which is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, to fund these much-deserved trips for our veterans.

Applications are available online and at all Town Hall locations throughout Monroe County.  For more information contact the office of Joe Robach or Honor Flight directly at or 585-210-2115.