Congratulating Vincent James Salerno, World War II Veteran, upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th Birthday

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Senate Resolution No. 2145

BY: Senator GRIFFO

CONGRATULATING Vincent James Salerno, World War II
Veteran, upon the occasion of celebrating his 100th

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 Vincent James Salerno upon the occasion of his 100th
Birthday, to be celebrated with a brunch at his residence, Cedarbrook
Village, New Hartford, New York, on Friday, June 21, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Vincent James Salerno was born on June 22, 1919; with his
zest for life, he has inspired and enhanced the lives of his family and
friends; and

WHEREAS, In 1942, at age 25, Vincent James Salerno enlisted in the
United States Army and was stationed in India where he was a gun site
repairman for the B-52s; he was honorably discharged in 1946, with the
esteemed rank of Master Sergeant; and

WHEREAS, Having exhibited patriotism both at home and abroad,
Vincent James Salerno demonstrated his love for his country and merits
forevermore, the highest respect of his State and Nation; and

WHEREAS, This distinguished man 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, In the late 1950s, Vincent James Salerno opened Super Value
Foods, a grocery store/meat market; after 20 years he sold the business
and went to work for Smith Packing where he continued to work until he
retired at the age of 99; and

WHEREAS, Vincent James Salerno, the oldest living member of the Fort
Schuyler Post No. 1290, was honored and recognized as the Senior
Legionnaire of the Year at the Oneida County Convention on June 8, 2019;

WHEREAS, A family man, Vincent James Salerno is the proud father of
a son and a daughter, and the loving grandfather of grandchildren and
great grandchildren; an upbeat person with a great sense of humor, he
enjoys sharing stories about his younger years; his family credits his
positive attitude to his long and happy life; and

WHEREAS, This beloved man has enriched the lives of those around him
through his 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 Vincent James Salerno upon the occasion of celebrating his
100th Birthday; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Vincent James Salerno.


  • 19 / Jun / 2019
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
  • 14 / Jan / 2020

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