Resolution J2626-2013

Mourning the untimely death of Military Security Contractor Joseph Morabito of Haines Falls, New York, and paying tribute to his courageous actions

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION mourning the untimely death of Military Security
Contractor Joseph Morabito of Haines Falls, New York, and paying tribute
to his courageous actions

WHEREAS, The courage and bravery of our  military  personnel  since  the
United States Armed Forces commenced Operation Iraqi Freedom will ensure
our  continued  role as a Nation which embodies the ideals of democracy,
and as a defender of liberty for people throughout the world; and
  WHEREAS, Members of the Armed Services from the State of New York, who
have served so valiantly and honorably during Operation  Enduring  Free-
dom, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is with feelings of deepest regret that this Legislative
Body mourns the untimely death of Military  Security  Contractor  Joseph
Morabito  of  Haines Falls, in Greene County, New York, and pays tribute
to his courageous actions;  he  died  in  Afghanistan  while  conducting
training on Saturday, June 8, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  In  the  1970s,  54 year-old Joseph Morabito enlisted in the
United States Navy; he then spent some time working in  law  enforcement
before  working  for  the  United  States Military as a private security
contractor working as part of a group teaching  civilians  in  Iraq  and
Afghanistan  how  to protect and serve their country as police officers;
he would have turned 55 years-old on Monday, June 10th; and
  WHEREAS, The banner of freedom will always wave over our  beloved  New
York and all of America, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave;
and
  WHEREAS,  Residents  of this great State must never forget the courage
with which these men and women served their country, and must  recognize
that  no  greater  debt  is  owed than that owed to those who gave their
lives for their beloved Nation and to those who continue to  be  missing
in action; and
  WHEREAS,  The  freedoms and security we cherish as Americans come at a
very high price for those serving in the military in times of  conflict;
it  is fitting and proper that we who are the beneficiaries of those who
risk their lives, leaving their families behind,  express  our  appreci-
ation  and  eternal  gratitude for their sacrifices and courageous acts;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn the untimely death of Military Security Contractor Joseph Morabito
of Haines Falls, New York, and to pay tribute to his courageous actions;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Andrea Morabito, wife of Joseph Morabito.

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