J2177

Commending Gloria L. Dolan posthumously upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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J2177



Senate Resolution No. 2177

BY: Senator JORDAN

COMMENDING Gloria L. Dolan posthumously upon the
occasion of her designation as recipient of a
Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an
individual by the New York State Senate

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 peace- time, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Gloria L.
Dolan posthumously upon the occasion of her designation as recipient of
a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the
New York State Senate, to be presented at the Rensselaer County Honor a
Deceased Veteran Ceremony on September 9, 2019; and

WHEREAS, The New York State Senate Liberty Medal was established by
Resolution and is awarded to individuals who have merited special
commendation for exceptional, heroic, or humanitarian acts on behalf of
their fellow New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, Born on August 8, 1930, in Moscow, Maine, Gloria Loraine
was the ninth of 10 children born to Rex Stanton and Goldie Myrtle
(Smith) Steeves; when she was four years old, the family moved to a farm
in Surrey, New Brunswick, where she attended a one room school house
before graduating from Hillsborough High School in 1947; and

WHEREAS, In 1953, Gloria joined the Women's Army Corp, at the age of
23, entering active service at Fort Williams, Maine; after Basic
Training at Fort Lee, Virginia, she became a Company Clerk and was
stationed at Fort Mason in San Francisco, California; and

WHEREAS, During her time in the service, Gloria met Andrew Dolan and
they married in 1956; one year later, while the couple was stationed
together in Okinawa, Japan, Gloria became pregnant and was honorably
discharged; and

WHEREAS, For her meritorious service, Gloria L. Dolan was the
recipient of the National Defense Service Medal; and

WHEREAS, In 1965, Gloria L. Dolan and her young family settled in
Troy, New York, where she devoted her life to building a loving home for
her husband and their four children, Andrew, Peter, Bret and Dorinda;
and

WHEREAS, Once her children were older, Gloria L. Dolan worked at
various jobs, later becoming a keypunch operator for Gardenway
(Troy-Built Equipment) Distributors; and

WHEREAS, Gloria L. Dolan died on April 13, 1992, at the age of 62;
she is buried at Elmwood Hill Cemetery in Troy, New York; 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 her patriotism both at home and abroad,
Gloria L. Dolan demonstrated her love for her country and merits
forevermore, the highest respect of her State and Nation; and

WHEREAS, Our Nation's veterans 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
commend Gloria L. Dolan posthumously upon the occasion of her
designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal, the highest honor bestowed
upon an individual by the New York State Senate; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Gloria L. Dolan.

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  • 04 / Sep / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

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