J2240

Commending Gregory M. Woodward posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition by Albany County

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J2240



Senate Resolution No. 2240

BY: Senator BRESLIN

COMMENDING Gregory M. Woodward posthumously upon
the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by Albany County at its Honor a Veteran
Ceremony on November 4, 2019

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; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Gregory M.
Woodward posthumously upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition by Albany County at its Honor a Veteran Ceremony on Monday,
November 4, 2019, at the American Legion Zaloga Post No. 1520, Albany,
New York; and

WHEREAS, In June of 1993, a committee was formed by the Albany
County Veterans Bureau, known as the Albany County Honor a Veteran
Committee, created to honor a deceased Albany County veteran who served
his country in time of conflict; the Honor a Veteran Program takes place
on the first Monday of each month; and

WHEREAS, Born on June 24, 1971, in Albany, New York, Gregory M.
Woodward enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on August 23, 1989;
and

WHEREAS, During his military career, Gregory M. Woodward proudly
served his country as a Landing Support Specialist with the 1st Landing
Support Battalion stationed at Camp Pendleton, California; furthermore,
he valiantly fought in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia; and

WHEREAS, For his courageous service, Gregory M. Woodward was awarded
the Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed
Forces Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Joint
Meritorious Unit Commendation, Meritorious Unit Commendation and Expert
Rifle Badge; and

WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service on August 22,
1993, Gregory M. Woodward owned and operated Egan & Woodward Asphalt in
Loudonville, New York for many years; and

WHEREAS, With a steadfast and unwavering commitment to his
community, Gregory M. Woodward was a Colonie Pop Warner Coach and
Colonie High School Assistant Coach; he also played semi-professional
football for the Metro Mallers; and

WHEREAS, Gregory M. Woodward died on January 27, 2016, at the age of
44; 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 his patriotism both at home and abroad,
Gregory M. Woodward demonstrated his love for his country and merits
forevermore, the highest respect of his 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 Gregory M. Woodward posthumously upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition by Albany County at its Honor a
Veteran Ceremony on November 4, 2019; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the family of Gregory M. Woodward.

actions

  • 08 / Nov / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jan / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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