Resolution J662-2013

Recognizing March 8, 2013, as Blue Friday

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  • Mar 7, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 1, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing March 8, 2013, as Blue Friday

WHEREAS,  The  State  of  New York takes great pride in participating in
significant dates of recognition; and
  WHEREAS, Albany radio station WGNA has teamed up with Blue Friday  New
York  and  Hannaford  Supermarkets  to  recognize March 8, 2013, as Blue
Friday in honor of all law enforcement officers  who  have  given  their
lives in the line of duty as well as all of those who still serve; and
  WHEREAS, Blue Friday New York is a nonprofit organization; its mission
is  to  help  rebuild the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers
killed in the line of duty by serving as a clearinghouse for federal and
state benefits, information, and resources  that  may  be  available  to
surviving families; and
  WHEREAS,  Each  year,  between  140 and 160 officers are killed in the
line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the
tragic loss; and
  WHEREAS, Blue Friday is a reminder to pay tribute to those in the  law
enforcement community who have made the ultimate sacrifice; and
  WHEREAS,  On  March  8,  2013,  WGNA  and Blue Friday New York will be
accepting donations at the Hannaford on Wolf Road in  Colonie,  the  Uno
Chicago  Grill  in  Wilton,  and in Albany at the Holiday Inn Express on
Broadway and  the  corner  of  State  Street  and  North  Pearl  Street;
donations  may  also  be made at any area Hannaford stores from February
18th through March 9th; and
  WHEREAS, The State of New York is eternally grateful for  the  service
of  its brave men and women in law enforcement, and applauds the efforts
of Blue Friday New York to assist the families of those  who  have  made
the ultimate sacrifice; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize March 8, 2013, as Blue Friday; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to WGNA and Blue Friday New York.

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