Resolution J4811-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 6, 2014, as Senior Citizens day in the State of New York

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  • May 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 6, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 2, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim May 6, 2014, as Senior Citizens Awareness Day in the  State  of
New York

WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body to memorialize Gover-
nor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 6, 2014, as Senior  Citizens  Aware-
ness  Day  in  the  State  of  New  York,  in conjunction with May being
declared as National Older Americans Month; and
  WHEREAS, The more than three million residents of New  York  State  60
years of age and older bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the
increasingly  active  roles  they  play  in  today's society; their past
contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and valuable
asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and
  WHEREAS, These senior citizens have contributed to the State by build-
ing and helping preserve the customs, traditions and ideals of the  many
ethnic groups that make up the mosaic of New York State; and
  WHEREAS,  The  wisdom  and  experience  of  senior citizens constantly
enrich the lives of the young people  of  our  State  through  a  strong
tradition of volunteerism; and
  WHEREAS,  Since 1962, the month of May has been declared, by Presiden-
tial Proclamation, Older Americans Month in order for communities around
the nation to set time aside to celebrate and reflect on the unique role
older Americans play in the fabric of our society; and
  WHEREAS, The legislative and executive  branches  of  New  York  State
government have as a primary goal the improvement of the quality of life
of older New Yorkers and the assurance of their continued dignity; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the intent of this Legislative Body to recognize and
celebrate the legacy of New York's senior citizens who have  experienced
tumultuous changes in the 20th Century, including the dawn of the nucle-
ar  age,  the rise of the computer, and the proliferation of the automo-
bile, television, technology and so many other innovations of the Ameri-
can spirit, and who now represent a vast and willing source of knowledge
available to our great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 6, 2014, as Senior
Citizens Awareness Day in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause further to urge  the  resi-
dents  of  New  York  State to honor all our senior citizens who are the
cornerstone of the strength of our Nation and to whom a debt  of  grati-
tude is owed; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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