Commemorating the 244th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps

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Senate Resolution No. 1378

BY: Senator BROOKS

COMMEMORATING the 244th Birthday of the United
States Marine Corps

WHEREAS, Members of the Armed Services 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 peacetime, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend
members of the United States Marine Corps, who have served in times of
active conflict, as well as those who have served in times of peace; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the
244th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps on Sunday, November 10,
2019; and

WHEREAS, Since its creation on November 10, 1775, by a Resolution of
the Second Continental Congress, the United States Marine Corps has
protected our citizens and guarded our freedoms; and

WHEREAS, Through their superb skills in carrying out integrated
land, sea, and air operations, the officers and enlisted men and women
of the United States Marine Corps have earned the respect and gratitude
of all Americans; and

WHEREAS, Just as our country has established for itself a position
of world leadership, the members of the United States Marine Corps have
proven themselves to be dedicated professionals, willing to defend lives
and protect the rights of our citizens and our Nation; and

WHEREAS, Marines have fought in every American armed conflict since
the Revolutionary War; and

WHEREAS, A United States Marine is trained to hold his ground
against any odds and to ever stand ready to fight anytime, anywhere the
President or Congress may designate; currently, the Marine Corps has
more than 200,000 active and reserve troops; and

WHEREAS, The term Marine has fittingly been associated with courage
and military efficiency and, the Marine Corps' motto "Once a Marine,
Always a Marine" has long been associated with loyalty and dedication;

WHEREAS, The people of the State of New York are proud of the United
States Marine Corps' rich heritage and unwavering dedication to our
country; and

WHEREAS, Residents of this great State must never forget the courage
with which these men and women served their country, and must recognize
that no greater debt is owed than that owed to those who gave their
lives for their beloved Nation and to those who continue to be missing
in action; and

WHEREAS, Having exhibited their patriotism both at home and abroad,
these men and women demonstrated their love for their country and merit
forevermore, the highest respect of their State and Nation; and

WHEREAS, Our Nation's Marines deserve to be recognized, commended
and thanked by the people of the State of New York for their service and
for their dedication to their communities, their State and their Nation;
now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 244th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps on
November 10, 2019; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the United States Marine Corps.


  • 03 / May / 2019
  • 07 / May / 2019
  • 07 / May / 2019

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