Resolution J5045-2013

Paying tribute to Vietnam War Veteran Walter L. Cooper as he is honored by the Richmond Hill Historical Society on May 23, 2014

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  • May 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 12, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  paying tribute to Vietnam War Veteran Walter L.
Cooper as he is honored by the Richmond Hill Historical Society  on  May
23, 2014

WHEREAS,  Members of the United States Armed Forces who served so faith-
fully and courageously in wars in which  our  Nation's  freedom  was  at
stake, as well as in the preservation of peace during peacetime, deserve
the highest commendation of this Legislative Body; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to pay  trib-
ute  to  Vietnam  War  Veteran  Walter L. Cooper as he is honored by the
Richmond Hill Historical Society; his  service  and  sacrifice  will  be
recognized on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the event, "A Tribute to Richmond
Hill War Veterans"; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Richmond  Hill Historical Society endeavors to preserve
the past and promote the future of Richmond  Hill  through  fostering  a
better  appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of its historic herit-
age as embodied by its architectural legacy and the contributions of its
past and present residents; and
  WHEREAS, "A Tribute to Richmond Hill War Veterans" honors  the  coura-
geous  men  and  women  of  Richmond  Hill, New York, who took part in a
number of our Nation's 20th and 21st century military conflicts; attend-
ees will have the opportunity to speak with veterans  and  learn  first-
hand  about  World  War  II,  the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation
Desert Storm, and the Gulf Wars; and
  WHEREAS, Richmond Hill resident Walter L. Cooper  served  his  country
with  honor and distinction as a member of the United States Army during
the Vietnam War; he was raised in Hempstead, New York, and  enlisted  in
the Army after graduating from college; and
  WHEREAS,  Walter  L. Cooper served from January 5, 1966 to October 31,
1967; discharged from the Valley Forge Army Hospital, this proud soldier
was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with a "V" Cluster  for  actions
in  a combat situation, as well as a Purple Heart for being wounded as a
result of that action; and
  WHEREAS, Residents of this great State must never forget  the  courage
with  which these men and women served their country, and must recognize
that no greater debt is owed than that owed  to  those  who  gave  their
lives  for  their beloved Nation and to those who continue to be missing
in action; and
  WHEREAS, Having exhibited their patriotism both at  home  and  abroad,
these  men and women demonstrated their love for their country and merit
forevermore, the highest respect of their State and Nation; and
  WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and
thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and for
their dedication to their communities, their  State  and  their  Nation;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to pay
tribute  to Vietnam War Veteran Walter L. Cooper as he is honored by the
Richmond Hill Historical Society; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Walter L. Cooper.

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