Resolution J4091-2013

Honoring Cameron Rothwell upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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  • Mar 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 17, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Cameron Rothwell upon the occasion of
his designation as recipient of  a  Liberty  Medal,  the  highest  honor
bestowed upon an individual by the New York State Senate

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, From time to time this Legislative Body takes note of certain
extraordinary  individuals  it  wishes  to  recognize  for  their valued
contributions to the  success  and  progress  of  society  and  publicly
acknowledge their endeavors which have enhanced the basic humanity among
us all; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Cameron Roth-
well upon the occasion of his designation  as  recipient  of  a  Liberty
Medal,  the  highest  honor  bestowed upon an individual by the New York
State Senate; and
  WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by  a
resolution  in  2014  and  is  awarded  to  individuals who have merited
special commendation for exceptional, heroic, or  humanitarian  acts  on
behalf of their fellow New Yorkers; and
  WHEREAS,  On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Cameron Rothwell was having lunch
in his school, Riley Avenue Elementary School in  Calverton,  New  York,
when  he  noticed  his  friend sitting with him appeared to be having an
allergic reaction to some food he had eaten; and
  WHEREAS, Nine year-old Cameron Rothwell asked his  friend  if  he  was
okay  and  if  he could breathe, and his friend was unable to speak, and
only shook his head "no"; and
  WHEREAS, Responding  without  hesitation,  Cameron  Rothwell  directed
another  student  to  alert the lunch room aid; he then promptly ran his
friend to the school nurse's office and explained to the nurse what  was
happening; and
  WHEREAS,  Cameron  Rothwell, in his spontaneous and heroic act, has so
aptly demonstrated his character  and  compassion  for  the  welfare  of
others; personifying, by virtue of his action, the collective concern of
ordinary citizens across the community of New York State who voluntarily
respond  without  thought of danger or reward when others are in need of
help; and
  WHEREAS, Individuals such as Cameron Rothwell devoted to improving the
quality of life for others, enabling them to build lives of dignity  and
self-worth  are  deserving  of  the highest praise and recognition; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor Cameron Rothwell upon the occasion of his designation as recipient
of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the
New York State Senate; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Cameron Rothwell.

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