Resolution J1988-2013

Recognizing Joseph Panzardi upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree

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  • May 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION recognizing Joseph Panzardi 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  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
Joseph Panzardi 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, A resident of  Queens  Village,  New  York,  Joseph  Panzardi
attended Flushing High School and York College; and
  WHEREAS,  Joseph  Panzardi  entered  military  service with the United
States Army in August, 1967, and served  overseas  in  Vietnam  and  Bad
Kissengen,  Germany; he received an honorable discharge in August, 1973;
and
  WHEREAS, While on active  duty  in  the  United  States  Army,  Joseph
Panzardi  was  awarded  the  Air  Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Vietnam
Service and Campaign medals; he  also  received  the  Vietnam  Cross  of
Gallantry,  a Presidential Unit Citation and the National Defense Medal;
and
  WHEREAS, Joseph Panzardi was also the recipient of the New York  State
Conspicuous Service Award and Conspicuous Service Star and Merit medals;
and
  WHEREAS, The First Vice-Commander of Edward McKee American Legion Post
131,  Joseph  Panzardi  is Quartermaster and a life member of Whitestone
Community V.F.W. Post 4787; he is also the Secretary and a  life  member
of Queens Chapter 32 of the Vietnam Veterans of America; and
  WHEREAS,  Joseph  Panzardi  held various positions with the Con Edison
Company and retired from Con Ed after 37 years of service; and
  WHEREAS, Joseph Panzardi and his wife, Maryann, are the proud  parents
of  three children, Joseph, Jr., Regina Rasa and Antoinette Wanser; they
have four grandchildren, Arianna, Ava and twins, Layla and Jason; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of  his  military,  professional
and  community  service,  a  period  of constructive involvement, Joseph
Panzardi 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 Joseph Panzardi 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 Joseph Panzardi.

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