J3219

Commending Nathan J. Snyder posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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J3219



Senate Resolution No. 3219

BY: Senator JORDAN

COMMENDING Nathan J. Snyder posthumously upon the
occasion of his 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 peacetime, deserve a special salute from this Legislative Body; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Nathan J.
Snyder posthumously upon the occasion of his 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 Tuesday, October 13, 2020; 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, The son of Linda (Brett) Fryer and Timothy Snyder, and
stepson of Nicole Cassino, Nathan James Snyder was born on February 20,
1995, in Troy, New York; and

WHEREAS, After graduating from Averill Park High School in 2013,
Nathan J. Snyder enlisted in the United States Army and served his
country as an infantryman in Afghanistan from January of 2015 until
October of 2015; and

WHEREAS, For his courageous service, Nathan J. Snyder was awarded
the Afghanistan Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, Army Commendation Medal,
Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Good Conduct
Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Nato Medal,
Combat Infantry Badge, and Air Assault Badge; and

WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service on December 9,
2016, Nathan J. Snyder returned to his hometown and worked at the Troy
Post Office, and was in the process of reenlisting in the United States
Army; and

WHEREAS, A fit, young man, Nathan J. Snyder could often be found
outdoors, whether it was snowmobiling, snowboarding, hiking, or fishing;
he also enjoyed spending time with his beloved family, especially his
twin brother Nicholas (Morgan); brother, Noah T.; and two sisters,
Kristyn (Gary) and Stephanie M. (Jeff); and

WHEREAS, Nathan J. Snyder died on October 20, 2018, at the age of
23; he was buried in the Sand Lake Union Cemetery; and

WHEREAS, Having exhibited his patriotism both at home and abroad,
Nathan J. Snyder 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 Nathan J. Snyder posthumously upon the occasion of his
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 Nathan J. Snyder.

actions

  • 10 / Jun / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Jul / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Jul / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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