Local Veterans Honored at Oneida Nation’s 20th Annual Veterans Recognition Event at Turning Stone

L-R: Fort Drum Garrison Commander Col. James Zacchino Jr.; Oneida Indian Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter; Kathy Kuhl (Oneida, Wolf Clan); Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, NY-128; and David Ernenwein (Oneida, Turtle Clan)

VERONA, NY – More than 400 local veterans were honored for their service at the Oneida Indian Nation’s 20th Annual Veterans Recognition Event at Turning Stone Resort Casino, including Oneida Indian Nation Members and Oneida Indian Nation employees who are veterans.

Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, Col. James Zacchino Jr., U.S. Army Ft. Drum Garrison Commander and Assembly Member Pamela Hunter, and Army Veteran and NYS Assembly Subcommittee Chair on Women Veterans, all shared remarks at the event about the special relationship between the Oneida Indian Nation and the U.S. military.

At the event, Oneida Indian Nation members Kathy Kuhl, a mother with three veteran children, and David Ernenwein, U.S. Air Force and current YBR Casino & Sports Book Operations Manager, were recognized for their dedication and commitment to the country.

The Oneida Indian Nation also presented a donation to Feed Our Vets, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing fully-stocked food pantries for veterans.