Resolution J4644-2013

Honoring the sacrifices and saluting the service of those veterans who are members of the New York Korean Veterans of the Vietnam War Association

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  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 24, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring the sacrifices and saluting the service
of those veterans who are members of the New York Korean Veterans of the
Vietnam War Association

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to  honor  the  sacri-
fices  and  salute  the service of those veterans who are members of the
New York Korean Veterans of the Vietnam War Association; and
  WHEREAS, The United States holds freedom, democracy, and self-determi-
nation as its highest ideals; the United States entered the Vietnam  War
to protect those ideals for the people of South Vietnam; and
  WHEREAS,  During  the Vietnam War, more than 325,000 soldiers from the
Republic of Korea fought alongside American troops; and
  WHEREAS, From 1964 until the last troops left  Vietnam  on  March  23,
1973,  their  unwavering  support in the fight for freedom and democracy
resulted in nearly 5,100 Korean soldiers giving their lives  and  almost
11,000 being wounded in that effort; and
  WHEREAS,  While  six  other  nations  and  many people from the region
assisted and fought alongside U.S. soldiers, the Republic of  Korea  was
second only to the United States in the number of combat troops deployed
to Vietnam; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Korean  troops  were  known throughout the conflict for
their fierce combat skills fighting alongside their  brothers  in  arms;
and
  WHEREAS,  Approximately  95  percent of Korean veterans of the Vietnam
War living in the United States are American citizens; many still suffer
from the emotional, physical, and psychological effects  resulting  from
their participation in that conflict; and
  WHEREAS,  The  people  of this State, and our community in particular,
owe a profound debt of gratitude to those citizens of  the  Republic  of
Korea  who  answered  the call to protect and defend those liberties and
values held so dear; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  the  sacrifices  and salute the service of those veterans who are
members of the New York Korean Veterans of the Vietnam War  Association;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed be trans-
mitted  to Mr. Myungkook Lee, President, New York Korean Veterans of the
Vietnam War Association.

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