Resolution J1372-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 24, 2013, as West Point Day in the State of New York

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  • Apr 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim April 24, 2013, as West Point Day in New York State

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to celebrate  the  estab-
lishment of the United States Military Academy at West Point and to call
upon  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 24, 2013, as West Point
Day in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, By an act of Congress, on March 16, 1802, the  United  States
Military  Academy  was established within the borders of New York State,
on the banks of the Hudson River; and
  WHEREAS, The Academy and its graduates are an  integral  part  of  the
proud history of this State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS, The leadership and sacrifices of the members of the Long Grey
Line  have  helped this country withstand countless threats to our cher-
ished democratic way of life; and
  WHEREAS, The alumni have excelled not only on the battlefield  but  in
many fields of endeavor; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Academy  continues to provide our country with able and
dedicated future leaders; and
  WHEREAS, Its scenic campus is a mecca each year for thousands of visi-
tors from across our State, continent and other countries; and
  WHEREAS, The United States Military Academy is in the forefront of our
State's outstanding institutions of higher learning; and
  WHEREAS, Sixty-one years ago, the  late  James  T.  McNamara,  then  a
member  of  the  New  York State Assembly, and a member of the Academy's
class of 1939, was the author of the  State  Legislature's  first  "West
Point Day" Resolution; and
  WHEREAS, For decades, our Nation has enjoyed the legacy of freedom and
the  United  States  Military Academy at West Point has played a vitally
significant role in the maintenance of peace and freedom; and
  WHEREAS, The members of this Legislative Body are proud to commemorate
this event, marking April 24, 2013, as West Point Day in New York State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
celebrate  the  establishment  of  the United States Military Academy at
West Point and to memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April
24, 2013, as West Point Day in New York State; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State  of  New
York.

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