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Queens Post: Woodside praises passage of Gianaris bill to provide proper burial for veterans who die alone

Senator Michael Gianaris and veteran Pedro Nieves

March 10, 2023

Senator Michael Gianaris announced that his bill, S. 454, that would provide proper burials for veterans' unclaimed remains, passed unanimously. Pedro Nieves, a veteran and member of SCS' Center for Active Older Adults, said: “As a veteran myself, I fully support this legislation,” Nieves said. “A dignified burial honors the service and sacrifices of our veterans. I would be heartbroken if any of my fellow soldiers did not get a respectful burial. Thank you, Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris for sponsoring this important legislation and advocating on behalf of New York’s veterans.” Read the Queens Post article.

Pedro was inducted into the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame by Senator Michael Gianaris last June. See photos from that event here.


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