Resolution J1985-2013

Recognizing Yeong Bae Choi upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree



  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  recognizing Yeong Bae Choi upon the occasion of
his designation as a 2013 Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree

WHEREAS, It is  the  sense  of  this  Legislative  Body  to  acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community  service  are  an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
  WHEREAS, Members and former members  of  the  Armed  Services  of  the
United States and its allies from the State of New York, who have served
so  valiantly  and honorably in wars in which this country's freedom was
at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peace time, deserve
a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize
Yeong Bae Choi upon the occasion of his designation as a  2013  Memorial
Day  Distinguished  Veteran  Honoree;  this  auspicious occasion will be
celebrated on Monday, May 27, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Currently, the Chief Executive Officer  of  the  Golden  Choi
Realty  Investment Group, Yeong Bae Choi is also President of the Korean
Marine Corps Veterans Association of Eastern U.S.A.; he  served  in  the
Republic of Korea Marine Corps as a sergeant from 1975 to 1978; and
  WHEREAS,  Yeong  Bae  Choi immigrated to the United States in 1980 and
became one of the first Korean Americans in the beauty supply  business;
  WHEREAS,  In  2005,  Yeong Bae Choi received the Ellis Island Medal of
Honor, which was presented annually by the National Ethnic Coalition  of
Organizations to commemorate and recognize Americans of all ethnic back-
grounds who have made significant contributions to our society; and
  WHEREAS,  Yeong  Bae  Choi  has  also served as the Chairperson of the
Korean American Law Enforcement Advisory Council,  established  in  1997
and  dedicated  to serving the Korean American Community by bridging the
gap between law enforcement and Koreans in Greater New York; and
  WHEREAS, Under the direction of Yeong Bae Choi,  the  Korean  American
Law  Enforcement  Advisory Council formed a civilian patrol unit in 2000
to prevent crimes in the Flushing, New York, community; the Council also
raised funds to assist families in need, and provided scholarships to 20
children of New York Police Department officers; and
  WHEREAS, Yeong Bae Choi became the Korean American coordinator of  the
109th  Police  Precinct  in  2005;  as  the  coordinator, he bridged the
cultural and language gap and  helped  Korean  American  businesses  and
residents  gain  protection  from crimes by acting as a liaison with the
New York Police Department; he  also  served  in  the  New  York  Police
Department's auxiliary police from 2005 to 2009; and
  WHEREAS, Yeong Bae Choi obtained his MBA degree from Hankuk University
of  Foreign Studies; he earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from
Ashwood University, and is a graduate of  the  New  York  City  Citizens
Police Academy program; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  the  entire period of his military, professional
and community service, a period of constructive involvement,  Yeong  Bae
Choi has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned
the respect and admiration of his colleagues, family and friends; and
  WHEREAS,  Our veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and thanked
by the people of the State of New York for their service and  for  their
dedication; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize Yeong Bae Choi upon the occasion of his designation as a  2013
Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree; and be it further

  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Yeong Bae Choi.


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