J3220

Commending James H. Miner posthumously upon the occasion of his designation as recipient of a Liberty Medal

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J3220



Senate Resolution No. 3220

BY: Senator JORDAN

COMMENDING James H. Miner 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 James H.
Miner 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 Monday, September 14, 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, James Howard Miner was born to Dorothy (Barber) and Charles
Miner on April 6, 1940, in Ticonderoga, New York; after graduating from
Hoosick Falls High School, he attended Hudson Valley Community College;
and

WHEREAS, On September 23, 1963, James H. Miner enlisted in the
United States Army and proudly served his country as a Specialist 4 E-4
during the Vietnam War; and

WHEREAS, For his courageous service during the War, James H. Miner
was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Marksman Badge (Rifle M-1 and
M-14); and

WHEREAS, Upon the completion of his military service on September
22, 1969, James H. Miner returned to his hometown and worked at Wood
Flong Corporation, Haynes Ford, Morrison Chevrolet, and Independent
Homes, Inc.; he was also the part owner of M&M Wine and Liquor Store and
served as a special events bartender for 30 years; and

WHEREAS, James H. Miner, known as Dubby to his friends and family,
was a treasured and important part of his community, serving as the
President of the Hoosick Falls Kiwanis Club, Treasurer of the Hoosick
Falls Little League, Golf and Handicap Chairman and Board member for the
Hoosick Falls Country Club, and was actively involved with St.
Stanislaus and the American Legion; and

WHEREAS, James H. Miner was also a devoted family man, and loved to
spend time with his partner and best friend of 27 years, Gale E. Leva,
and their combined family which consisted of six children, Brett
(Natalie), Jason (Ami), Cherie, Joseph, Charles, and Nicole (Martin);
and 11 grandchildren, David, Zack, Chad, Timothy, Samantha, Madison,
Asher, Elizabeth, Janessa, Alyssa and Silas; and


WHEREAS, James H. Miner died on April 11, 2017, at the age of 77; he
was buried at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in
Schuylerville, New York; and

WHEREAS, Having exhibited his patriotism both at home and abroad,
James H. Miner 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 James H. Miner 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 James H. Miner.

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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