Recognizing Yeong Bae Choi upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing Yeong Bae Choi upon the occasion of
his designation as a 2013 Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge
outstanding individuals whose professional lives, personal endeavors and
community service are an example and inspiration to their colleagues,
friends, and family; and
WHEREAS, Members and former members of the Armed Services of the
United States and its allies from the State of New York, who have served
so valiantly and honorably in wars in which this country's freedom was
at stake, as well as in the preservation of peace in peace time, deserve
a special salute from this Legislative Body; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to recognize
Yeong Bae Choi upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013 Memorial
Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree; this auspicious occasion will be
celebrated on Monday, May 27, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Currently, the Chief Executive Officer of the Golden Choi
Realty Investment Group, Yeong Bae Choi is also President of the Korean
Marine Corps Veterans Association of Eastern U.S.A.; he served in the
Republic of Korea Marine Corps as a sergeant from 1975 to 1978; and
WHEREAS, Yeong Bae Choi immigrated to the United States in 1980 and
became one of the first Korean Americans in the beauty supply business;
WHEREAS, In 2005, Yeong Bae Choi received the Ellis Island Medal of
Honor, which was presented annually by the National Ethnic Coalition of
Organizations to commemorate and recognize Americans of all ethnic back-
grounds who have made significant contributions to our society; and
WHEREAS, Yeong Bae Choi has also served as the Chairperson of the
Korean American Law Enforcement Advisory Council, established in 1997
and dedicated to serving the Korean American Community by bridging the
gap between law enforcement and Koreans in Greater New York; and
WHEREAS, Under the direction of Yeong Bae Choi, the Korean American
Law Enforcement Advisory Council formed a civilian patrol unit in 2000
to prevent crimes in the Flushing, New York, community; the Council also
raised funds to assist families in need, and provided scholarships to 20
children of New York Police Department officers; and
WHEREAS, Yeong Bae Choi became the Korean American coordinator of the
109th Police Precinct in 2005; as the coordinator, he bridged the
cultural and language gap and helped Korean American businesses and
residents gain protection from crimes by acting as a liaison with the
New York Police Department; he also served in the New York Police
Department's auxiliary police from 2005 to 2009; and
WHEREAS, Yeong Bae Choi obtained his MBA degree from Hankuk University
of Foreign Studies; he earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from
Ashwood University, and is a graduate of the New York City Citizens
Police Academy program; and
WHEREAS, Throughout the entire period of his military, professional
and community service, a period of constructive involvement, Yeong Bae
Choi has stood constant in dignity, good grace and humor, and has earned
the respect and admiration of his colleagues, family and friends; and
WHEREAS, Our veterans deserve to be recognized, commended and thanked
by the people of the State of New York for their service and for their
dedication; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize Yeong Bae Choi upon the occasion of his designation as a 2013
Memorial Day Distinguished Veteran Honoree; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Yeong Bae Choi.


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