Resolution J1060-2013

Commending Firefighter John Wright on his designation for special recognition after 60 years of dedicated service to the Averill Park - Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Department

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 3, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter John Wright upon the occa-
sion  of his designation for special recognition after 60 years of dedi-
cated service to the Averill Park - Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Department

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout  the
Nation;  their  reputation  is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
  WHEREAS, Since the early days  of  "teapot  steamers,"  the  volunteer
firefighter  has  been  the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to  commend  Firefighter  John
Wright  upon  the  occasion  of  his designation for special recognition
after 60 years of dedicated service to the  Averill  Park  -  Sand  Lake
Volunteer Fire Department; and
  WHEREAS,  John  Wright will be honored by the Averill Park - Sand Lake
Volunteer Fire Department for his long  and  dedicated  service  to  the
company  over  the past 60 years at its Installation Dinner on Saturday,
May 4, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, John Wright joined the Fire Company in 1953; for 25 years  he
was  a First Responder and Interior Firefighter; he has also ably served
as President of the Fire Company; and
  WHEREAS, When John Wright ceased serving as a First Responder he dedi-
cated his time to administrative duties for the Company; to this day, at
age 90, he serves as a  fundraiser  for  the  company  by  assisting  in
putting on the company Poker Tournaments; and
  WHEREAS,  John  Wright is a proud veteran of World War II; as a member
of the U.S. Eighth Air Force, he was stationed in  England  for  several
years as a member of the ground staff who kept the B-17s flying; and
  WHEREAS,  Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other  activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
  WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and  a  tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is  in  need;  John
Wright is such a firefighter; throughout 60 years of devoted service, he
has  heroically  performed,  above  and  beyond  the call of duty, those
responsibilities which define the task of fire protection;  now,  there-
fore, be it
  RESOLVED,    That  this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter John Wright for 60 years of distinguished service to
the Averill Park - Sand Lake Volunteer Fire Department and his  communi-
ty; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to John Wright.

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