Resolution J2324-2013

Congratulating Kenneth S. Shaw upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th Birthday

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  • Jun 13, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating Kenneth S. Shaw upon the occasion
of celebrating his 100th Birthday

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of knowledge to the increasingly
active roles they play in today's society; their past contributions  and
future  participation  are  a  vital part of, and valuable asset to, the
fabric of community life and activity; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Kenneth
S. Shaw upon the occasion of his 100th Birthday, to be celebrated with a
party held in his honor by the McLean Fire  Department  and  the  McLean
Community Church, on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the McLean Fire Station;
and
  WHEREAS,  Kenneth  S. Shaw was born in Summerhill, New York, to Claude
and Bertha Shaw, on July 1, 1913; he was the third of five children; and
  WHEREAS, After graduating from Homer Academy on June 26, 1934, Kenneth
S. Shaw met and married his wife, Leila, in 1939; together they had  two
sons, Kenneth Jr. and Douglas; today he is the loving grandfather of two
grandchildren; and
  WHEREAS,  Kenneth S. Shaw served his country as a member of the United
States Army during World War II; he was honorably  discharged  in  1945,
and  two  years  later,  purchased  a home in McLean, New York, where he
still resides today; and
  WHEREAS, Kenneth S. Shaw continues to drive to  the  McLean  Community
Church  every  Sunday,  the  church he and his wife joined shortly after
settling in McLean, New York; in addition, he is on the board  of  trus-
tees of the McLean Cemetery Association; and
  WHEREAS,  Today,  Kenneth S. Shaw is the last remaining charter member
of the McLean Fire Department, formed in 1947; although  not  active  in
the  department,  he supports them in any way he can, and still comes to
every annual meeting and banquet; and
  WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian, with his  zest  for  life,  has
inspired  and  enhanced the lives of his family and friends, and experi-
enced the incredible joys and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for
those with the stamina and courage to savor a full life; and
  WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly  recog-
nize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have witnessed
and  celebrated  the  innovations,  cultural  developments  and  awesome
achievements of this country during the last century,  while  themselves
contributing  to  the  growth and excellence of this great Empire State;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Kenneth  S.  Shaw upon the occasion of his 100th Birthday;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Kenneth S. Shaw.

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