THe Wesley Community as seen from the air. A series of buildings, including two 14 story towers, surrounded by an abundance of green areas.

Wesley Resident Receives the Disabled Veteran of the Year Award

“Veterans need Veterans to help Veterans.” – Sid Gordon

A WWII Veteran posing with an award in a garden.

Embury Apartments resident, Sid Gordon, recently received the Disabled Veteran of the Year Award from the NYS Department of Disabled American Veterans. During WWII Sid spent time in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Osaka, and on the island of Shikoku, one of the main islands that make up Japan.

After the war, Sid was a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces from 1946-1948. Now, as the Chaplain of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #158, Sid spends his time helping other veterans in Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties. The plaque Sid received reads:

Your drive rises as an example to your fellow DAV members and an inspiration to all. Your initiative proves that it is ability – not disability – that truly matters in this life. We, your comrades, thank you for demonstrating the possibilities that stand before us.

In Sid’s words, “Veterans need Veterans to help Veterans.”

Sid and his wife have been Embury Residents for 11 years. They enjoy traveling together and making new memories whenever possible.

A plaque honoring Disabled American Veterans.

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