LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating George A. Hall upon the occasion of celebrating his 105th Birthday WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commemorate and recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens of this great Nation and Empire State; and WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long- standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu- late George A. Hall of Allegany, New York, upon the occasion of cele- brating his 105th Birthday; and WHEREAS, George A. Hall, with his zest for life, will celebrate his 105th birthday, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday, March 10, 2013, in Allegany, New York; and WHEREAS, Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 15, 1908, to Albert and Della May Hall, George A. Hall has lived in Allegany since he was one year old; and WHEREAS, George A. Hall married his late wife, Luella, in 1932; the couple enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States and Cana- da; and WHEREAS, After working on a farm a year after being married, George A. Hall began a new job with the WPA works project in Allegany State Park; he then went to work at his uncle's lumber business; and WHEREAS, George A. Hall later took on a new job at the Van Der Horst Corporation in Olean, New York; during World War II, he often worked seven days a week to support the war effort by providing chrome plating for guns; he retired from that job in 1972 after working there for more than 28 years; and WHEREAS, An active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Allega- ny, George A. Hall has attended the church since the age of five; he spent many years serving as a handyman for the church; and WHEREAS, George A. Hall continues to live in his own home in Allegany, cooking meals and even mowing his lawn; he enjoys watching sports on television and is an avid reader; and WHEREAS, This distinguished gentleman, who has experienced the incred- ible joys and sorrows characteristic of, and reserved for, those with the stamina and courage to savor a full life, has inspired the lives of his many friends and family members; and WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog- nize and honor the lives of beloved citizens who have reached a remark- able age and who have witnessed and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and awesome achievements of this country during the last Century; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to congratulate George A. Hall upon the occasion of celebrating his 105th Birthday; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran- smitted to George A. Hall.