Ashby Proposes Legislation to Benefit Heroes of the Armed Forces

A statement from Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref.-Castleton)

Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref.-Castleton) is proposing legislation that would enact an amendment to the parks, recreation and historic preservation law, in relation to allowing veterans with a service-connected disability or Purple Heart free use of parks and campsites.

“The Purple Heart is awarded to service members of the U.S. military who were killed or wounded by enemy action. Providing free access to state parks and campsites for disabled veterans and those wounded in service to our nation is one small way we can acknowledge and show appreciation for the sacrifices they have made,” Ashby said. “This bill would ensure that disabled veterans and those wounded in action have the ability to enjoy the all the natural beauty and recreational opportunities that New York state parks have to offer. As a veteran of the U.S. Army, I know the sacrifices that are made by these brave men and women. During my time as an Assembly member, I promise I will do everything in my power to ensure that our veterans are treated the way they deserve to be.” Ashby concluded.