Queens lawmaker honors Veterans Hall of Fame inductee in Glendale


State Senator Joe Addabbo inducted a local Queens veteran into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame during a ceremony at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale Saturday, May 21.

Addabbo nominated Staff Sergeant Catalina Gaviria from Hamilton Beach, who started her military career with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2000 as an administrative clerk. Her first duty station was with the Sixth Communication Battalion and mobilized in 2002 for one year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.