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File #: Res 1324-2016    Version: * Name: Recognize both the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the sacrifices of our military members during World War II on December 7th.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 12/6/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling on the City to recognize both the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the sacrifices of our military members during World War II on December 7th
Sponsors: Eric A. Ulrich, Donovan J. Richards, Vincent J. Gentile
Council Member Sponsors: 3
Attachments: 1. December 6, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files

Res. No. 1324

 

Resolution calling on the City to recognize both the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the sacrifices of our military members during World War II on December 7th

 

By Council Members Ulrich, Richards and Gentile

                     Whereas, On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese Navy launched a surprise military strike on a United States naval base at Pearl Harbor; and

                     Whereas, This surprise attack, which killed more than 2,400 Americans and wounded nearly 1,800 more, shocked the American people and precipitated the United States’ entry into World War II; and

                     Whereas, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it “a date which will live in infamy,” and the War in the Pacific did not conclude until September of 1945; and

                     Whereas, According to the National World War II Museum, the United States ultimately lost more than 400,000 soldiers during WWII; and

                     Whereas, Statistics from the Department of the Army show that the United States lost more than 100,000 soldiers in the Pacific Theater of World War II; and

                     Whereas, The National World War II Museum has also found that just 620,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II were still alive in 2016; and 

                     Whereas, The magnitude of the sacrifices of the Greatest Generation, as well as the fact that their numbers are dwindling with the passage of time means that recognition of their heroism remains as pertinent as ever; and

                      Whereas, Moreover, formal recognition of those who served our country with such distinction would reaffirm New York’s commitment to its 210,000 veterans; now, therefore, be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the City to recognize both the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor and the sacrifices of our military members during World War II on December 7th

 

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11/7/16

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