Resolution J784-2013

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April 9, 2013, as Yellow Ribbon Day in the State of New York



  • Mar 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 8, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE   RESOLUTION  memorializing  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to
proclaim April 12, 2013, as Yellow Ribbon Day in the State of New York

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to pay the highest  trib-
ute  to  the  members  of the United States Armed Forces during times of
crisis who have so faithfully served their community  and  country  with
courage  and commitment contributing to the safety and welfare of others
and the preservation of the  freedoms  and  democratic  principles  upon
which this State and Nation are founded; and
  WHEREAS,  The  dedication  and  sacrifices  of  our military personnel
ensure our continued role as a  Nation  which  embodies  the  ideals  of
democracy, and which is a defender of liberty for peoples throughout the
world; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim April  12,  2013,  as  Yellow
Ribbon Day in the State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Many have devoted countless hours distributing yellow ribbons
around  the  State  of New York to heighten awareness and support of our
service men and women who  are  serving  our  country,  in  addition  to
promoting  unity and respect for those brave individuals who protect our
freedom; and
  WHEREAS, The banner of freedom will always wave over our  beloved  New
York and all of America, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave;
  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,  American former Prisoners of War are heroes whose service to
our country will never be forgotten; these brave men  and  women  fought
for  their  country and endured cruelties and deprivation as they helped
to protect our Nation, and to liberate  millions  from  the  threats  of
tyranny and terror, advancing the cause of freedom worldwide; and
  WHEREAS,  The  freedoms and security we cherish as Americans come at a
very high price for those serving in the military in times of  conflict;
it  is fitting and proper that we who are the beneficiaries of those who
risk their lives, leaving their families behind,  express  our  appreci-
ation  and  eternal  gratitude for their sacrifices and courageous acts;
now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
memorialize  Governor  Andrew  M.  Cuomo  to proclaim April 12, 2013, as
Yellow Ribbon Day in the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State  of  New


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