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File #: Res 1412-2017    Version: * Name: Declaring June 22nd Veterans Tribute and Advocacy Day in NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 3/16/2017
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution declaring June 22nd Veterans Tribute and Advocacy Day in New York City
Sponsors: Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Paul A. Vallone, Ben Kallos, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Attachments: 1. March 16, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Committee Report 4/26/17, 3. Hearing Testimony 4/26/17, 4. Hearing Transcript 4/26/17, 5. Committee Report 6/20/17, 6. Hearing Testimony 6/20/17, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/20/17, 8. June 21, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-21-17, 10. Minutes of the Recessed Stated Meeting of June 6, 2017 held on June 21, 2017, 11. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 21, 2017
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4/26/2017*Mathieu Eugene Committee on Civil Rights Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Res. No. 1412

 

Resolution declaring June 22nd Veterans Tribute and Advocacy Day in New York City

 

By Council Members Eugene, Gentile, Vallone, Kallos and Ulrich

 

                     Whereas, The men and women of the armed forces make enormous sacrifices and often risk their lives in order to serve this country; and

                     Whereas, Their bravery and heroism merits generous and extensive accommodation from government at the local, state, and federal levels, not only to reward current soldiers but also to encourage future citizens to consider joining the military; and

                     Whereas, The nation’s first Commander-in-Chief, George Washington, articulated this concept eloquently, when he noted that “the willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation;” and

                     Whereas, June 22nd is a day of special importance for our veterans; and

                     Whereas, On that day in 1944, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill of Rights, which provided returning soldiers with benefits such as college scholarships and zero down payments for home loans; and

                     Whereas, More than 2.5 million veterans served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many of them saw multiple deployments; and

                     Whereas, As these individuals come home and reintegrate into civilian life, it is incumbent upon our elected civilian leaders to honor and pay tribute to these individuals whenever and wherever possible; and

                     Whereas, As a city that nearly 200,000 veterans call home, and a place of unique cultural, economic, and symbolic importance, New York City strives to acknowledge the contributions of our nation’s veterans; now, therefore, be it

                      Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York declares June 22nd New York City Veterans Tribute and Advocacy Day

 

LS#10306

3/10/2017

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