Resolution J2395-2013

Honoring Mary M. Parry for 72 years of distinguished service to The United Service Organizations (USO



  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Mary M. Parry for 72 years of distin-
guished service to The United Service Organizations (USO)

WHEREAS, It is incumbent upon the people of the State  of  New  York  to
recognize  and  acknowledge those within our midst who have made signif-
icant contributions to the quality of life therein; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Mary M.  Parry
for her more than 70 years of distinguished service to the USO; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt brought together a
number of agencies to form the United Service Organizations (USO),  with
the  objective  of providing emotional support to troops and their fami-
lies; and
  WHEREAS, Mary M. Parry has played an active role in the USO since  its
formation;  beginning with her involvement in 1941, as a teenager at the
Sampson Naval Base's USO at Seneca Lake and eventually going to work  at
the Seneca Ordinance Depot; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1959,  Mary  M.  Parry and her husband, Walter, moved to
Watertown and became involved with the local  USO,  where  Mary  oversaw
operations  of  the  facility  which served reserve soldiers at what was
then called "Camp Drum"; and
  WHEREAS, Since then, Mary M. Parry has continued to  be  a  dedicated,
dependable  and loyal USO volunteer, inspiring others to join the cause,
and supporting our Nation's brave troops and their families  by  lifting
their  spirits  and  providing  them  with a "home away from home"; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Mary  M.  Parry  for her 72 years of distinguished service to the
USO; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mary M. Parry.


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