Resolution J503-2013

Honoring the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Robert F. Garrison Post No. 3350 as recipient of the 2012 Community Service Award

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  • Feb 28, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 28, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 13, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Robert F.
Garrison Post No. 3350 upon the occasion of its designation as recipient
of the 2012 Community Service Award by the National Veterans of  Foreign
Wars

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to commend and support
the  purposeful  cause  of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, recognizing its
long and sustained commitment to the principles of democracy and freedom
so revered by this State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Robert F. Garrison Post No.  3350,  East
Rockaway, New York, upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of
the  2012  Community  Service  Award by the National Veterans of Foreign
Wars, to be celebrated at its unveiling ceremony at the Post on Tuesday,
March 12, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, The mission of the VFW is to foster camaraderie among  United
States  veterans of overseas conflicts; to serve veterans, the military,
and communities; and to advocate on behalf of all veterans; and
  WHEREAS, The vision  of  the  VFW  is  to  ensure  that  veterans  are
respected  for  their service, always receive their earned entitlements,
and are recognized for the sacrifices they and  their  loved  ones  have
made on behalf of this great country; and
  WHEREAS,  The  members  of Robert F. Garrison Post No. 3350 follow the
core values set forth of all VFW which include: always put the interests
of the members first; treat donors as partners  in  our  cause;  promote
patriotism;  honor  military  service;  ensure  the care of veterans and
their families; serve their communities; promote a positive image of the
VFW; and respect the diversity of veteran opinions; and
  WHEREAS, Robert F. Garrison Post No. 3350 has  faithfully  served  the
East  Rockaway community and its veterans, dedicating its purpose to the
preservation of the values and principles of this great republic; and
  WHEREAS, Robert F. Garrison Post No. 3350 initiates many activities on
behalf of the community, its veterans and  the  VFW's  national  causes,
always  striving  to  support  educational  needs, as well as social and
patriotic values,  while  maintaining  an  integral  role  in  community
affairs of concern to veterans and their families; and
  WHEREAS,  With  a  strong  belief in community, the Robert F. Garrison
Post No. 3350 helps with organizations such as Boy Scouts, Girl  Scouts,
and  the Kiwanis Club; the members also dedicate their time and energies
to numerous neighborhood activities including the  annual  Memorial  Day
Parade and Veterans Day; and
  WHEREAS,  Moreover,  every  year,  Robert  F.  Garrison  Post No. 3350
bestows scholarship awards to deserving students of East  Rockaway  High
School  as well as scholarships to one male and one female member of the
high school band; and
  WHEREAS, Robert F. Garrison Post No. 3350 is a noble post, accomplish-
ing its mission and performing its good deeds in a spirit of comradeship
true to the highest traditions of the Veterans of Foreign  Wars  of  the
United States; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom  of this Legislative Body to commend the
absolute commitment of the proud members of Robert F. Garrison Post  No.
3350, noting the role played by this exceptional organization and recog-
nizing  the  significance  of  the  contributions  and sacrifices of its
membership; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  the  Veterans  of  Foreign Wars, Robert F. Garrison Post No. 3350

upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the 2012  Community
Service  Award  by  the  National  Veterans  of  Foreign Wars; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Veterans of Foreign Wars, Robert F. Garrison Post No. 3350.

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