Resolution J1058-2013

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire Department

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Ladies
Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire Department, to be celebrated on  April
13, 2013

WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is pleased to commemorate the 75th Anni-
versary of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire  Department  and
to  honor  its  past  and present members for 75 years of support of the
Lindenhurst Fire Department, and the citizens of Lindenhurst, New  York,
and its surrounding Suffolk County communities; and
  WHEREAS, Historically, the ladies auxiliary of a volunteer fire compa-
ny  has  been  organized to assist and encourage the fire company in its
good work; it is the aim of the ladies auxiliary to cultivate  a  spirit
of harmony, to promote sociability and to sustain the esteem and admira-
tion of the communities it serves; and
  WHEREAS,  The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire Department has,
for 75 years, carried out these  important  functions  in  an  exemplary
manner,  providing  an  invaluable  service  to  the fire department and
community; and
  WHEREAS, The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire  Department  was
established  April 13, 1937, the second Tuesday of the month and to this
day the members continue to meet on that same Tuesday; and
  WHEREAS, With a membership of 57, the Ladies Auxiliary of the  Linden-
hurst  Fire Department is made up of mothers, wives and daughters of the
volunteer firefighters; currently, there are 13  members  with  over  50
years  of  service, 34 life members, and 18 past presidents, of which 13
of them remain; the four charter members, all of which have  died,  were
still active until their passing; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Ladies  Auxiliary  of  the  Lindenhurst Fire Department
belongs to a number of state and local area auxiliaries,  with  many  of
its members holding elected offices; one member won the prestigious Lady
of the Year Award through LAFASNY; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Ladies  Auxiliary  of the Lindenhurst Fire Department's
marching unit has won numerous awards at local  parades  and  throughout
New York State; and
  WHEREAS,  Over  the years the auxiliary has helped the firefighters in
many ways from supporting everything they do to keeping  them  nourished
and  hydrated  while fighting major fires or the storms of recent years;
and
  WHEREAS, The Ladies Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire Department  also
helps  neighboring communities when called upon to assist their auxilia-
ries at major fires, some being the Wildfires in 1997, and the fires  at
Edgewood in 2006, to name a few; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore,  the  Ladies  Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire
Department has assisted families in need through local churches at holi-
day times, or the donation of food to the food banks;  this  past  year,
the  members  assisted  the  families  of  Super  Storm Sandy by jointly
running a food and clothing drive which was very successful; and
  WHEREAS, At times, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of the  Linden-
hurst  Fire  Department have handed a coat to a victim of a fire to keep
them warm as they watch their home go up in flames; and
  WHEREAS, The volunteers  of  the  Lindenhurst  Fire  Department  truly
appreciate  the  members  of its Ladies Auxiliary, knowing when they are
physically exhausted and emotionally drained,  whether  chilled  to  the
bone or withering from the heat, they will be able to look up and see an
auxiliary  member  standing there with a candy bar, sandwich or a cup of
soup, and a warm smiling face; and

  WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to  volunteer  selflessly,  supporting
and  assisting  the firefighters in the provision of fire protection and
prevention; and
  WHEREAS,  For  75 years, whether at a family dinner or a holiday cele-
bration, when the fire alarm has sounded, these selfless volunteers have
left their homes and jobs to help the firefighters in pursuit  of  their
duty; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Ladies  Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire Department is
prepared daily to carry out  its  accepted  responsibilities,  not  only
serving  but  also  enhancing the quality of life in their community and
advancing the perception of Lindenhurst as a caring and united  communi-
ty; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor and warmly   congratulate the Ladies Auxiliary of the  Lindenhurst
Fire  Department  and  its past and present members upon the occasion of
its 75th Anniversary, to  be  celebrated  at  Firemen's  Memorial  Park,
Saturday, April 13, 2013; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Lindenhurst Fire Department.

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