J2004

Commending Firefighter James Westover Sr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated s...

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  • 20 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter James Westover Sr. upon
the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years
of dedicated service to Westport Hose Company

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commend Firefighter James
Westover Sr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recogni-
tion after 50 years of dedicated service to Westport Hose Company to be
celebrated Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Westport Hose Company Banquet;
and
WHEREAS, James Westover Sr. joined the Westport Hose Company on May 1,
1963; in addition to serving as a firefighter, he volunteered for the
emergency squad, where he remains a driver of the ambulances today; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, James Westover Sr. has been married for 63 years to his
loving wife, Regina, with whom he has five children, Jim Jr., Dave,
Doug, Jana, and Dennie; he is the proud grandfather of 10 grandchildren,
two step-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; James
Westover Sr. is such a firefighter; throughout 50 years of devoted
service, this volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call
of duty, those responsibilities which define the task of fire
protection; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter James Westover Sr. for 50 years of distinguished
service; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to James Westover Sr.

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