Expressing sincerest, heartfelt condolences to the Boston community

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  • 23 / Apr / 2013
  • 23 / Apr / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION expressing sincerest, heartfelt condolences to
the Boston community in the wake of the devastating tragedy which took
place during the 2013 Boston Marathon, and applauding all those who
acted immediately and heroically in the face of danger

WHEREAS, Once again, the very principles of American freedom, and the
safety and security of every American at home and abroad were challenged
by the unspeakable atrocities committed in Massachusetts on Monday,
April 15, 2013, during the 2013 Boston Marathon; and
WHEREAS, For all New Yorkers, the images of the Boston Marathon Trage-
dy rekindle heartbreaking memories of the 9/11 attacks on Lower Manhat-
tan; and
WHEREAS, Although we are usually rivals on the sports field, with
passionate and devoted fans engaged in competition and debate, when
tragedy such as this occurs, we are one family, united in our unwavering
beliefs in liberty and freedom, standing strong together in the face of
despair; and
WHEREAS, The very heart and soul of America has once more been shaken
to its core by a senseless and cowardly act of terrorism, causing
appalling injuries and loss of life to more than 170 people who had
gathered to participate in or cheer on loved ones during the running of
the Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon; and
WHEREAS, The power of human compassion and the strength of the Ameri-
can spirit were revealed in Boston as we learned of the immediate and
heroic outpouring of service and concern the City experienced during its
treasured Marathon and in its aftermath; and
WHEREAS, The spirit and compassionate heroism of America was evident
in the actions of every individual who responded without hesitation or
concern for their own welfare and safety in the face of a life-threaten-
ing situation; and
WHEREAS, The people of the State of New York stand steadfast in their
solidarity with the Boston community, all of whom were victimized by the
events of April 15, 2013; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
express condolences to the Boston community in the wake of the devastat-
ing tragedy which took place during the 2013 Boston Marathon, and to
extend to the people of Boston, the sincere best wishes and heartfelt
prayers of all New Yorkers; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Deval Patrick, Governor of the State of Massa-


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