Resolution J973-2011

Honoring Colonel Patrick J. Delamere upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service to the 244th Medical Clinic

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  • Mar 22, 2011: ADOPTED
  • Mar 22, 2011: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 18, 2011: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  Colonel  Patrick J. Delamere upon the
occasion of his retirement after many years of distinguished service  to
the 244th Medical Clinic, New York Guard

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge the
significant milestones in the distinguished careers  of  esteemed  resi-
dents of this noble Empire State; and
  WHEREAS,  Individuals who devote their lives to military service merit
the commendation and applause of all the citizens of this  great  Empire
State  for  their  dedication  and sacrifices which ensure our continued
role as a Nation which embodies the ideals of democracy, and as a defen-
der of liberty for people throughout the world; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to honor
Colonel Patrick J. Delamere upon the occasion of  his  retirement  after
many  years  of  distinguished  service to the 244th Medical Clinic, New
York Guard, to be celebrated at  its  Annual  Reception  and  Retirement
Dinner  at  the  Vinium Cafe, Brotherhood Winery in Washingtonville, New
York, on Sunday, March 27, 2011; and
  WHEREAS, The 244th Medical Clinic is the principal, centrally  located
medical  asset of the New York Guard; with approximately 35 members, the
soldiers and officers of the 244th Medical Clinic are  unpaid  volunteer
physicians,  surgeons,  psychiatrists,  dentists, nurses, psychologists,
paramedics, and experts in emergency planning and response, among  other
professionals; and
  WHEREAS, Colonel Patrick J. Delamere was a chiropractor with the 244th
Medical Clinic; he joined the New York Guard on June 22, 1998; and
  WHEREAS,  During  the World Trade Center mobilization, Colonel Patrick
J.   Delamere and  other  chiropractors  in  the  244th  Medical  Clinic
provided services to first responders; and
  WHEREAS,  Colonel  Patrick  J.  Delamere  assumed command of the 244th
Medical Clinic in July of 2006; he served there until he was  placed  on
the State Reserve List in August of 2008; and
  WHEREAS,  Promoted  to  Colonel,  he  continued  command  of the 244th
Medical Clinic, providing services to the National Guard  during  large-
scale  exercises  at post 9/11 'surges' to protect vital infrastructure,
among other missions; and
  WHEREAS, Rare indeed is the occurrence of such a blending of strength,
leadership, intellect, and commitment as that  demonstrated  by  Colonel
Patrick  J.  Delamere  over  a  lifetime  of sacrifice and dedication to
others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  Colonel  Patrick  J. Delamere upon the occasion of his retirement
after many years of distinguished service to the 244th  Medical  Clinic,
New York Guard; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Colonel Patrick J. Delamere, Mahopac, New York.

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