J6405

Commemorating the 77th Anniversary of the first Aerial Transatlantic Passenger Flight

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 77th Anniversary of the first
Aerial Transatlantic Passenger Flight

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize anniver-
saries of significance which exemplify the history and development of
the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 77th Anniversary of the first Aerial Transatlantic Passenger
Flight; and
WHEREAS, In the early afternoon on June 28, 1939, a crowd began to
gather along the shore of Long Island's Manhasset Bay; by 1:30, several
thousand New Yorkers were straining to catch a glimpse of the gray
leviathan bobbing gently on the waves at Port Washington, New York; and
WHEREAS, The gray Dixie Clipper was an imposing sight as it sat there
waiting for its crew of 12 and 22 passengers to board, weighing close to
42 tons, it was 109 feet long, 28 1/2 feet high and had a wingspan of
152 feet; and
WHEREAS, The giant flying boat, with the words "Dixie Clipper" painted
on her bow and "Pan American Airways System" on her fuselage, was about
to take to the air on a journey into history; the Boeing 314 was the
first aircraft to carry passengers across the Atlantic Ocean; and
WHEREAS, The Dixie Clipper's four giant engines coughed into life at
1:59 p.m. and it started to taxi across the bay; as the band played on
and the crowd of 5,000 cheered, it rose into the sky, the roar of its
engines drowning out the gun salutes from four yacht clubs and the whis-
tles from the craft in the harbor; and
WHEREAS, With the ship's departure at 2:12 p.m. on a 4,650-mile
flight, aviation's long-cherished dream of regular transatlantic passen-
ger service by plane became a reality; it would be 42 hours and 10
minutes before Captain Robert Oliver Daniel Sullivan landed the Dixie
Clipper in the French port of Marseilles, the flying boat had a top
cruising speed of only 150 m.p.h., and it had to stop for fuel along the
way; and
WHEREAS, The name Dixie Clipper was bestowed on the plane because of
the southern route it flew to Europe: first to Horta in the Azores, then
on to Lisbon in Portugal, where the crew and passengers spent the night
in a hotel, and finally on a curving path around the Portuguese and
Spanish coasts and across the Mediterranean to Marseilles; it was not
allowed to fly the overland route because the Spanish Civil War was
still in progress; and
WHEREAS, The flying boat could carry up to 40 passengers, so the 22
aboard on this trip had more than enough room; everything was first-
class, with the interior of the aircraft paneled in wood and each
compartment and the main salon having windows from which to take in the
view; and
WHEREAS, Six women were among the 22 passengers, most of whom were
wealthy, well-known or both; they included C. V. Whitney, the Chairman
of Pan Am; Railroad Executive, W. J. Eck, who had applied eight years
earlier to be on the first transatlantic passenger flight; and Louis
Gimbel of Gimbel's department store; and
WHEREAS, The first leg of the flight ended with an ocean landing in
the Azores between the islands of Faial and Pico, which went without a
hitch on the inaugural flight; and
WHEREAS, After a 1-hour, 24-minute refueling stop in Horta (the 4,200
gallons of fuel aboard were not enough for the whole trip) the Dixie

Clipper took off again, this time for Lisbon, where it arrived 6 hours,
44 minutes later; and
WHEREAS, Refreshed by the layover of 1 hour, 26 minutes, the crew and
passengers set off on the morning of June 30, 1939, on the last leg to
Marseilles, landing at the harbor there at 1:21 p.m. local time; and
WHEREAS, In all, the historic journey had taken 42 hours, 10 minutes,
including 29 hours and 20 minutes of flying time; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commemorate the anniversary of those historical events that occurred and
serve as lasting reminders of our rich and unique past; now, therefore,
be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 77th Anniversary of the first Aerial Transatlantic
Passenger Flight.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2016
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  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J6404

Honoring Lieutenant Victor Spadaro of Ladder 157 in the 21st Senate District after 27 years of dedicated service to the FDNY

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Lieutenant Victor Spadaro of Ladder 157
in the 21st Senate District for special recognition after 27 years of
dedicated service to the FDNY

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the firefighter
has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to spare us from
the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to honor Lieutenant Victor
Spadaro of Ladder 157 in the 21st Senate District for special recogni-
tion after 27 years of dedicated service to the FDNY; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters and fire departments not only provide the crit-
ical service of fire protection but also engage in other activities of
great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Victor
Spadaro is such a firefighter; throughout 27 years of devoted service,
this man heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty, those
responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lieutenant Victor Spadaro of Ladder 157 in the 21st Senate
District for special recognition after 27 years of dedicated service to
the FDNY; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lieutenant Victor Spadaro.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J6403

Honoring Lieutenant John D. Sullivan, Jr. of Ladder 168 in the 21st Senate District after 25 years of dedicated service to the FDNY

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Lieutenant John D. Sullivan, Jr. of
Ladder 168 in the 21st Senate District for special recognition after 25
years of dedicated service to the FDNY

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the firefighter
has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to spare us from
the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to honor Lieutenant John D.
Sullivan, Jr. of Ladder 168 in the 21st Senate District for special
recognition after 25 years of dedicated service to the FDNY; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters and fire departments not only provide the crit-
ical service of fire protection but also engage in other activities of
great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; John D.
Sullivan, Jr. is such a firefighter; throughout 25 years of devoted
service, this man heroically performed, above and beyond the call of
duty, those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lieutenant John D. Sullivan, Jr. of Ladder 168 in the 21st Senate
District for special recognition after 25 years of dedicated service to
the FDNY; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lieutenant John D. Sullivan, Jr.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J6402

Honoring Captain Vincent J. Bonura of Engine 220 in the 21st Senate District for special recognition after 34 years of dedicated ser...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Captain Vincent J. Bonura of Engine 220
in the 21st Senate District for special recognition after 34 years of
dedicated service to the FDNY

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the firefighter
has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to spare us from
the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to honor Captain Vincent J.
Bonura of Engine 220 in the 21st Senate District for special recognition
after 34 years of dedicated service to the FDNY; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters and fire departments not only provide the crit-
ical service of fire protection but also engage in other activities of
great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Vincent
J. Bonura is such a firefighter; throughout 34 years of devoted service,
this man heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty, those
responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Captain Vincent J. Bonura of Engine 220 in the 21st Senate
District for special recognition after 34 years of dedicated service to
the FDNY; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Captain Vincent J. Bonura.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J6401

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim Saturday, December 10, 2016, as Human Rights Day in the State of New York

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to
proclaim Saturday, December 10, 2016, as Human Rights Day in the State
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the duty of a community to recognize those within its
midst who have contributed to the quality of life therein; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is the sense of this Legislative Body to memori-
alize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim Saturday, December 10, 2016,
as Human Rights Day in the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone
document in the history of human rights that was adopted by the United
Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, and represented the first
global expression of rights to which all human beings are entitled; and
WHEREAS, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which arose
directly from the experience of the Second World War, was drafted by
representatives of different cultural backgrounds from all regions of
the world and is a commitment to universal dignity and justice with its
core values and inherent human dignity, non-discrimination, equality,
fairness and universally applying to everyone, everywhere and always;
and
WHEREAS, Since its adoption, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
has been and continues to be a source of inspiration for National and
International efforts to promote and protect human rights and fundamen-
tal freedoms and that an essential element in the protection of human
rights is a widespread knowledge and understanding among people of what
their rights are and how they can be defended; and
WHEREAS, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is worldwide,
enduring and vibrant and concerns us all, and it is our duty to ensure
that these rights are a living reality, that they are known, understood
and enjoyed by everyone, everywhere; and
WHEREAS, Human Rights transcend culture, ethnicity, social and econom-
ic status; this Legislative Body, representing the people of the State
of New York, is proud to promote and protect our basic human dignity, as
we embrace wisdom, compassion, courage and humility; now, therefore, be
it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim Saturday, December 10,
2016, as Human Rights Day in the State of New York; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New
York.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J6400

Honoring Lieutenant Michael P. Cummings of Ladder 157 in the 21st Senate District after 33 years of dedicated service to the FDNY

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Lieutenant Michael P. Cummings of Ladder
157 in the 21st Senate District for special recognition after 33 years
of dedicated service to the FDNY

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the firefighter
has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to spare us from
the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to honor Lieutenant Michael P.
Cummings of Ladder 157 in the 21st Senate District for special recogni-
tion after 33 years of dedicated service to the FDNY; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters and fire departments not only provide the crit-
ical service of fire protection but also engage in other activities of
great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Michael
P. Cummings is such a firefighter; throughout 33 years of devoted
service, this man heroically performed, above and beyond the call of
duty, those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lieutenant Michael P. Cummings of Ladder 157 in the 21st Senate
District for special recognition after 33 years of dedicated service to
the FDNY; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lieutenant Michael P. Cummings.

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  • 10 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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Law Section:
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J6399

Honoring Lieutenant Edward J. Geiger of Engine 310 in the 21st Senate District after 30 years of dedicated service to the FDNY

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Lieutenant Edward J. Geiger of Engine
310 in the 21st Senate District for special recognition after 30 years
of dedicated service to the FDNY

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the firefighter
has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to spare us from
the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to honor Lieutenant Edward J.
Geiger of Engine 310 in the 21st Senate District for special recognition
after 30 years of dedicated service to the FDNY; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters and fire departments not only provide the crit-
ical service of fire protection but also engage in other activities of
great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Edward
J. Geiger is such a firefighter; throughout 30 years of devoted service,
this man heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty, those
responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; now, there-
fore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Lieutenant Edward J. Geiger of Engine 310 in the 21st Senate
District for special recognition after 30 years of dedicated service to
the FDNY; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Lieutenant Edward J. Geiger.

actions

  • 10 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

J6398

Honoring Captain Michael A. Cuccurullo of Ladder 132 in the 21st Senate District after 36 years of dedicated service to the FDNY

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Captain Michael A. Cuccurullo of Ladder
132 in the 21st Senate District for special recognition after 36 years
of dedicated service to the FDNY

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the firefighter
has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to spare us from
the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to honor Captain Michael A.
Cuccurullo of Ladder 132 in the 21st Senate District for special recog-
nition after 36 years of dedicated service to the FDNY; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters and fire departments not only provide the crit-
ical service of fire protection but also engage in other activities of
great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our valiant firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and the
strength of the American spirit through actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless dedication merit tribute
and recognition by all citizens of this great country; and
WHEREAS, Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Michael
A. Cuccurullo is such a firefighter; throughout 36 years of devoted
service, this man heroically performed, above and beyond the call of
duty, those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection;
now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Captain Michael A. Cuccurullo of Ladder 132 in the 21st Senate
District for special recognition after 36 years of dedicated service to
the FDNY; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Captain Michael A. Cuccurullo.

actions

  • 10 / Jun / 2016
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 15 / Jun / 2016
    • ADOPTED

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