Congratulating Harriet West upon the occasion of celebrating her 107th Birthday

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Senate Resolution No. 4799

BY: Senator COMRIE

CONGRATULATING Harriet West upon the occasion of
celebrating her 107th Birthday

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to commemorate
and recognize certain milestones celebrated by citizens of this great
Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Senior citizens bring a wealth of experience and knowledge
to the increasingly active roles they play in today's society; their
past contributions and future participation are a vital part of, and
valuable asset to, the fabric of community life and activity; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
congratulate Harriet West upon the occasion of celebrating her 107th
Birthday on April 11, 2018; and

WHEREAS, Harriet West was born on April 11, 1911; and

WHEREAS, A long-time resident of Queens Village, Harriet West has
spent most of her life providing for and serving others; for many years,
she worked for American Telephone and Telegraph Company, and was an
active member of Services Now for Adult Persons (SNAP), an Eastern
Queens group dedicated to helping those over 60 maintain the dignity of
independent living; and

WHEREAS, Through Harriet West's steadfast efforts, SNAP has helped
improve the lives of numerous senior citizens in her community; her work
was instrumental with the expanding success of SNAP; today, Harriet
benefits from the many services and programs coordinated by the
organization she helped build; and

WHEREAS, Harriet West has also made an indelible mark upon the
citizens of Queens Village, a community that she has woven herself into,
through spirit and deed; she has truly left a lasting impression on her
neighbors and serves as a role model for all those she humbly served;

WHEREAS, A friend to many, Harriet West finds great joy in life's
simplest pleasantries, conversing with any and all willing to listen and
be heard; and

WHEREAS, Harriet West is also known for her extremely healthy diet,
a habit which most assuredly has been one of her keys to a successful
and long life; and

WHEREAS, Harriet West, with her zest for life, has inspired and
enhanced the lives of her family and friends; and

WHEREAS, This exceptional centenarian has experienced the incredible
joys and sorrows characteristic of and reserved for those with the
stamina and courage to savor a full life; and

WHEREAS, Harriet West has enriched the lives of those around her
through her joyous and sincere love for others and through the quiescent
charm and wisdom which comes only from a fullness of years; and

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly
recognize those who have reached such a remarkable age and who have
witnessed and celebrated the innovations, cultural developments and
awesome achievements of this country during the last century, while
themselves contributing to the growth and excellence of this great
Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Harriet West upon the occasion of celebrating her 107th
Birthday; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Harriet West.


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