Recognizing March 8, 2013, as Blue Friday

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  • 01 / Mar / 2013
  • 07 / Mar / 2013
  • 07 / Mar / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION recognizing March 8, 2013, as Blue Friday

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in participating in
significant dates of recognition; and
WHEREAS, Albany radio station WGNA has teamed up with Blue Friday New
York and Hannaford Supermarkets to recognize March 8, 2013, as Blue
Friday in honor of all law enforcement officers who have given their
lives in the line of duty as well as all of those who still serve; and
WHEREAS, Blue Friday New York is a nonprofit organization; its mission
is to help rebuild the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers
killed in the line of duty by serving as a clearinghouse for federal and
state benefits, information, and resources that may be available to
surviving families; and
WHEREAS, Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the
line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the
tragic loss; and
WHEREAS, Blue Friday is a reminder to pay tribute to those in the law
enforcement community who have made the ultimate sacrifice; and
WHEREAS, On March 8, 2013, WGNA and Blue Friday New York will be
accepting donations at the Hannaford on Wolf Road in Colonie, the Uno
Chicago Grill in Wilton, and in Albany at the Holiday Inn Express on
Broadway and the corner of State Street and North Pearl Street;
donations may also be made at any area Hannaford stores from February
18th through March 9th; and
WHEREAS, The State of New York is eternally grateful for the service
of its brave men and women in law enforcement, and applauds the efforts
of Blue Friday New York to assist the families of those who have made
the ultimate sacrifice; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
recognize March 8, 2013, as Blue Friday; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to WGNA and Blue Friday New York.


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