J616

Commending Brian Waters and the Queens Covid Remembrance Day Committee upon the occasion of holding the Queens Covid Remembrance Day...

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J616



Senate Resolution No. 616

BY: Senator ADDABBO

COMMENDING Brian Walter and the Queens Covid
Remembrance Day Committee upon the occasion of
holding the Queens Covid Remembrance Day on May 1,
2021

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize the
dedication and achievements of constituents and organizations on
bringing communities together to recognize and honor those who have
suffered from COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commend Brian Walter and the Queens Covid Remembrance Day Committee upon
the occasion of holding the Queens Covid Remembrance Day, a day of
solemn reflection for those lost to COVID-19, on Saturday, May 1, 2021,
at the Forest Park Bandshell; and

WHEREAS, The Queens Covid Remembrance Day will represent both family
members and victims of COVID-19 from Queens, New York, who have been
tragically impacted by this life-threatening and devastating pandemic;
and

WHEREAS, On this day, Brian Walter and members of the Queens Covid
Remembrance Day Committee will join together with the many other family
members grieving the loss of their loved ones, vowing they will not be
forgotten; as a physical representation of loss, there will be 400 empty
park benches, each one adorned with an artist's rendition of an actual
Queens resident who died of COVID-19 ; these images will be custom made
by the "Faces of COVID Victims" project; and

WHEREAS, To remember and honor COVID-19 victims from around the
world, yellow hearts bearing the names of lost loved ones will surround
the bandshell; these will be generously supplied by The Yellow Heart
Memorial; and

WHEREAS, The Floral Hearts Project will be creating an original art
piece, featuring fresh flowers donated by 1-800-Flowers and designed by
Kristina Libby; this will be a one-of-a-kind creation to honor all those
lost to COVID-19 and those left behind to mourn their absence; and

WHEREAS, A tribute to the essential and frontline workers will be
held to honor all those who spent tireless hours caring for and
providing services to the Queens community; and

WHEREAS, In addition, there will be a reflecting area and art
display, as well as a ceremony which will include an interfaith prayer,
and words of remembrance from Queens residents who lost loved ones to
COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, Our society is deeply saddened at the loss of neighbors,
family members, and friends but grateful for the opportunity to come
together as a community and reflect upon the lives lost to this horrific
pandemic; and


WHEREAS, It is a testament to the fortitude and dedication of family
members such as Brian Walter and the members of the Queens Covid
Remembrance Day Committee to organize in remembrance of the lives lost
during this pandemic as a way of remembering their lives and enriching
the community's spirit in both good times and bad; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Brian Walter and the Queens Covid Remembrance Day Committee upon
the occasion of holding the Queens Covid Remembrance Day on May 1, 2021;
and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Queens Covid Remembrance Day Committee.

actions

  • 14 / Apr / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 27 / Apr / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 27 / Apr / 2021
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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