Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Suffolk County American Legion on March 1, 2019

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Senate Resolution No. 371

BY: Senator BOYLE

COMMEMORATING the 100th Anniversary of the Suffolk
County American Legion on March 1, 2019

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that
the quality and character of life in the communities across New York
State are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those
patriotic organizations and individuals who devote themselves to the
welfare of the community and its citizenry; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Suffolk County American Legion
to be celebrated on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the American Legion Post
No. 94, Babylon, New York; and

WHEREAS, The American Legion Centennial Celebration is not only
about honoring the past 100 years of its history, but also preparing to
continue its legacy of service to Veterans and their families; events
and activities at posts around the world will showcase The American
Legion "Still Serving America;" and

WHEREAS, The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919, as a
patriotic veteran's organization; and

WHEREAS, Focusing on service to veterans, service members and
communities, the American Legion evolved from a group of war-weary
veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit
groups in the United States; and

WHEREAS, Over the years, the American Legion has influenced
considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for
veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth;
membership currently stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts
worldwide; and

WHEREAS, The Suffolk County American Legion is the leading advocate
for veterans, a strong national defense, patriotic youth programs and
Americanism; and

WHEREAS, This vital organization, from Amityville to Fishers Island,
has served as a living commitment to service since its inception through
programs such as Boys State, as well as Oratorical and Essay Contests;

WHEREAS, The success of the Suffolk County American Legion is in
direct correlation to the efforts of its members and volunteers, whose
involvement is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive
commitment, an unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of
excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the
community it serves; and

WHEREAS, Today, the Suffolk County American Legion continues its
dedication to fostering the traditions of patriotism, excellence, and

commitment which have made our nation strong; it is the custom of this
Legislative Body to recognize the significance of their contributions
and to note their worthy endeavors which have earned the recognition and
applause of all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore,
be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Suffolk County American Legion
on March 1, 2019; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Suffolk County American Legion.


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