Resolution J4588-2013

Commending the Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee of Greater New York upon the occasion of their 63rd Annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade

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  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 21, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Norwegian-American 17th of May
Committee of Greater New York upon the occasion  of  their  63rd  Annual
Norwegian Constitution Day Parade on Sunday, May 18, 2014

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense  of  this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend events which symbolize  the  historical,  social,  and  cultural
development  of this great State and embody the spirit of the principles
upon which this Nation was founded; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee of Greater New  York,  Inc.  as
they  host  the  63rd  Annual  Norwegian Constitution Day Parade, in Bay
Ridge, Brooklyn, New York, on Sunday, May 18, 2014, in  accordance  with
the  commemoration  of  the 200th Anniversary of the signing of Norway's
Constitution; and
  WHEREAS, Each year, Bay Ridge is host to  the  Norwegian  Constitution
Day Parade along Fifth Avenue, and in accordance with their tradition of
annual themes, Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee has authored the
2014 theme to be "200 Years of Democracy"; and
  WHEREAS, This year marks the 63rd Anniversary of the Norwegian Consti-
tution  Day  Parade,  a  parade which continues to attract more and more
spectators along the parade route, and has become one of New York City's
most notable attractions in the month of May; and
  WHEREAS, The parade will include musical and marching  bands,  dancers
and  entertainment  of  all kinds, in special celebration of culture for
Brooklyn, for New York City and for the entire State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, The parade provides an opportunity for a grand celebration of
Norwegian heritage, which  features  guest  appearances  by  the  annual
winner  of  the  Miss  Norway contest and the Consul General's Office of
Norway; and
  WHEREAS, The treasured values of families united and wholesome  enter-
tainment  for  all ages reflected in this event help to foster community
spirit and cooperation, as well as to preserve the beliefs, ideals,  and
values  for  which  our  forefathers  declared the independence of these
United States; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend the Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee of Greater New York
upon the occasion of their 63rd Annual Norwegian Constitution Day Parade
on Sunday, May 18, 2014; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the Norwegian-American 17th of May Committee of Greater New
York.

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