Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the Watervliet Arsenal

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the
Watervliet Arsenal

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to observe significant
events which represent turning points in our unique history and which
are indelibly etched in the saga of our great Nation; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 200th Anniversary of the Watervliet Arsenal on Friday, May 10,
2013, at the Watervliet Cultural Center in Watervliet, New York; and
WHEREAS, The Watervliet Arsenal is an arsenal of the United States
Army located in Watervliet, New York; it is the oldest continuously
active arsenal in the United States, and today produces much of the
artillery for the army as well as gun tubes for cannons, mortars, and
tanks; and
WHEREAS, Becoming a National Historic Landmark in 1966, the arsenal
was founded in 1813 to support the War of 1812; it was designated as the
Watervliet Arsenal in 1817; and
WHEREAS, The Watervliet Arsenal is occupied on 142 acres of land; the
site contains manufacturing, administrative offices, storage areas, and
a museum tracing weaponry from the 17th century through modem times; and
WHEREAS, In addition, the Watervliet Arsenal contains the Army's Benet
Laboratories, which performs product development, improvement, research,
and testing; it bears the historic Iron Building which currently serves
as the Watervliet Arsenal Museum; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our atten-
tion, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Watervliet Arsenal; and be it
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Watervliet Arsenal.


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