Resolution J941-2013

Honoring Chris Coughlin upon the occasion of his designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade

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  • Mar 21, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 21, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring Chris Coughlin upon the occasion of his
designation as Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's
Day Parade on March 24, 2013

WHEREAS, St. Patrick's Day is a time for people of all nationalities and
generations to assemble and celebrate the rich culture and  heritage  of
the Irish people throughout the United States; and
  WHEREAS,  A  St. Patrick's Day parade reflects and records the ongoing
history of the United States and Ireland, and provides  opportunity  for
people of all generations to assemble in ethnic pride and pageantry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
Chris Coughlin upon the occasion of his designation as Deputy Marshal of
the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade to be held on Sunday,
March 24, 2013; and
  WHEREAS,  Chris  Coughlin,  one  of  10  children, grew up on Ovington
Avenue; he attended Our Lady of Angels School and  Power  Memorial  High
School; currently, he is employed with the United Parcel Service; and
  WHEREAS,  Chris  Coughlin's  parents  were  both  from  County Galway,
Ireland; his father immigrated to the United States in 1929; and
  WHEREAS, For more than 30 years,  Chris  Coughlin  has  been  a  proud
member  of  the  Clann  Eireann Pipe Band, a big part of Bay Ridge since
1930; his father was the Pipe Major in the band; and
  WHEREAS, Chris Coughlin is an avid member of the Bay Ridge  community;
being  a  part  of the Band helps keep him involved in many neighborhood
activities; he was also part of the committee that founded the Bay Ridge
St. Patrick's Day Parade; and
  WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Maura, and their  two
wonderful children, Hannah, and Christopher, all of whom feel privileged
to be a part of his life and rejoice in his achievements; and
  WHEREAS,  A  fitting  choice for Deputy Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay
Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade, Chris Coughlin embodies the  spirit  and
the  cherished  ideals and values of Irish-Americans of this great State
and Nation; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  when  individ-
uals  of  such  noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all  the  citizens  of
the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Chris Coughlin upon the occasion  of  his  designation  as  Deputy
Marshal of the 20th Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Chris Coughlin.

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