The Liberty Central School District Wall of Fame inducted one new member at its annual banquet on Saturday, June 27.
The only inductee this year, Mr. Maurice “Hank” Greenberg was honored for numerous accomplishments as an Army Captain during World War II and as Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr & Company, Inc., a diversified financial group.
He served in the U. S. Army in Europe during World War II and in the Korean conflict, rising to the rank of Captain. In 2014, Mr. Greenberg was also awarded the French Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur for his service during World War II. He is also the recipient of The Bronze Star Medal from the United States.
Mr. Greenberg received his pre-law certificate from the University of Miami and an L.L.B. from New York Law School in 1950. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1953. He has been granted honorary degrees from a number of institutions, including New York Law School, Brown University and Middlebury College.
Unfortunately, Mr. Greenberg was unable to attend his induction. His nominator, Mrs. Nancy Levine, spoke on his behalf.
In addition to the plaque on the Wall of Fame, citations from U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, New York State Senator John Bonacic and New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, Mr. Greenberg will also be given a small plaque, a laminated pass that grants free admission to any school event and an official Liberty lapel pin.
After the ceremony, former inductees lingered at the wall, while others hurried to the Van Slyke Gymnasium for the 118th commencement exercises.
“The Wall of Fame Induction ceremony is held on the same day as graduation as a way to show new graduates that their education at Liberty provides a strong foundation to help them make a difference in the world,” said Assistant Superintendent Carol Napolitano.