State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) had the pleasure of promoting Blue Friday, April 25th, with his friends Sean and Richie at 107.7 WGNA Radio Station this morning.
"The first year we started doing this was in 2005, and I worked with radio station WGNA in creating this official State day to salute fallen law enforcement officers, and to support the families of fallen officers," Senator Farley said.
He was also honored to receive a plaque from Blue Friday of New York, recognizing the Senator for his unwavering support of Blue Friday over the years.
Blue Friday New York is a nonprofit organization that helps survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty by serving as a clearinghouse for benefits, information, and resources.
Senator Farley also presented WGNA and Pat Fox of Blue Friday of New York with a New York State Senate Citation. To listen to the presentation from this morning’s WGNA show visit http://wgna.com/senator-farley-and-pat-fox-visits-sr/
The Senate Citation reads:
WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in participating in significant dates of recognition; and
WHEREAS, Albany radio station WGNA has teamed up with Blue Friday New York and Hannaford Supermarkets to recognize April 25, 2014 as “Blue Friday” in honor of all law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty as well as all of those who still serve; and
WHEREAS, Blue Friday New York is a nonprofit organization; its mission is to help rebuild the lives of survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty by serving as a clearinghouse for federal and state benefits, information, and resources that may be available to surviving families; and
WHEREAS, Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and coworkers are left to cope with the tragic loss; and
WHEREAS, “Blue Friday” is a reminder to pay tribute to those in the law enforcement community who have made the ultimate sacrifice; and
WHEREAS, On April 25, 2014, WGNA and Blue Friday New York will be accepting donations at the Hannaford on Wolf Road in Colonie, the Uno Chicago Grill in Wilton, and in Albany at the Holiday Inn Express on Broadway and the corner of State Street and North Pearl Street; and
WHEREAS, The State of New York is eternally grateful for the service of its brave men and women in law enforcement, and applauds the efforts of Blue Friday New York to assist the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That as a duly elected member of the New York State Senate, I take this opportunity to recognize April 25, 2014 as Blue Friday.