Resolution J5046-2013

Paying tribute to World War II Veteran Anton Dietrich 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  World War II Veteran Anton
Dietrich 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 World War II Veteran Anton Dietrich as he is honored by the Rich-
mond  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, Anton Dietrich served his country with honor and  distinction
as a member of the United States Army during World War II; he grew up in
Richmond Hill, where he still resides; and
  WHEREAS,  Anton  Dietrich  served in the 39th Infantry Regiment Co. G.
9th Infantry Division from July 1941 to April 1947; this  proud  soldier
was  honored  with the Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts, Presidential Unit
Citation, French Legion of Honor, American Defense Service Medal, Combat
Infantry Badge, and the ETO Campaign Medal with Bronze Arrowhead  and  4
Stars; 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 World War II Veteran Anton Dietrich 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 Anton Dietrich.

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