Resolution J1377-2013

Expressing sincerest, heartfelt condolences to the Boston community



  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  expressing  sincerest, heartfelt condolences to
the Boston community in the wake of the devastating tragedy  which  took
place  during  the  2013  Boston  Marathon, and applauding all those who
acted immediately and heroically in the face of danger

WHEREAS, Once again, the very principles of American  freedom,  and  the
safety and security of every American at home and abroad were challenged
by  the  unspeakable  atrocities  committed  in Massachusetts on Monday,
April 15, 2013, during the 2013 Boston Marathon; and
  WHEREAS, For all New Yorkers, the images of the Boston Marathon Trage-
dy rekindle heartbreaking memories of the 9/11 attacks on Lower  Manhat-
tan; and
  WHEREAS,  Although  we  are  usually  rivals on the sports field, with
passionate and devoted fans engaged  in  competition  and  debate,  when
tragedy such as this occurs, we are one family, united in our unwavering
beliefs  in liberty and freedom, standing strong together in the face of
despair; and
  WHEREAS, The very heart and soul of America has once more been  shaken
to  its  core  by  a  senseless  and  cowardly act of terrorism, causing
appalling injuries and loss of life to more  than  170  people  who  had
gathered  to participate in or cheer on loved ones during the running of
the Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon; and
  WHEREAS, The power of human compassion and the strength of the  Ameri-
can  spirit  were  revealed in Boston as we learned of the immediate and
heroic outpouring of service and concern the City experienced during its
treasured Marathon and in its aftermath; and
  WHEREAS, The spirit and compassionate heroism of America  was  evident
in  the  actions of every individual who responded without hesitation or
concern for their own welfare and safety in the face of a life-threaten-
ing situation; and
  WHEREAS, The people of the State of New York stand steadfast in  their
solidarity with the Boston community, all of whom were victimized by the
events of April 15, 2013; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
express condolences to the Boston community in the wake of the devastat-
ing tragedy which took place during the 2013  Boston  Marathon,  and  to
extend  to  the  people of Boston, the sincere best wishes and heartfelt
prayers of all New Yorkers; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of the State of  Massa-


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