File #: Res 0581-2023    Version: Name: Recognize November as Veteran Appreciation Month in New York City.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 4/27/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution to recognize November as Veteran Appreciation Month in New York City.
Sponsors: Eric Dinowitz, Farah N. Louis, Kalman Yeger , Amanda Farías, Shahana K. Hanif, Gale A. Brewer, Sandra Ung, Linda Lee, Kevin C. Riley, Marjorie Velázquez, Lynn C. Schulman, Sandy Nurse, Carlina Rivera , Robert F. Holden, Mercedes Narcisse, Vickie Paladino, Ari Kagan, Inna Vernikov, Joseph C. Borelli, Joann Ariola , (by request of the Bronx Borough President)
Council Member Sponsors: 20
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 581, 2. April 27, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 4-27-23, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - April 27, 2023, 5. Committee Report 9/15/23, 6. Hearing Testimony 9/15/23, 7. Hearing Transcript 9/15/23, 8. Proposed Res. No. 581-A - 10/17/23, 9. Committee Report 10/19/23, 10. Hearing Transcript 10/19/23, 11. October 19, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-19-23
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9/15/2023*Eric Dinowitz Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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4/27/2023*Eric Dinowitz City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Res. No. 581-A

 

Resolution to recognize November as Veteran Appreciation Month in New York City.

 

By Council Members Dinowitz, Louis, Yeger, Farías, Hanif, Brewer, Ung, Lee, Riley, Velázquez, Schulman, Nurse, Rivera, Holden, Narcisse, Paladino, Kagan, Vernikov, Borelli and Ariola (by request of the Bronx Borough President)

 

Whereas, For centuries, the armed forces have played a central role in American life, defending American values and interests from Bunker Hill to Baghdad; and

Whereas, The individuals who serve in the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, and the Coast Guard come from all 50 states and embody the socioeconomic, racial, and religious diversity of our nation; and

Whereas, During the month of November, the United States celebrates Veterans Day, to recognize and honor the immeasurable sacrifices and indispensable contributions veterans have made to  national security; and

Whereas, Every year since 1996, The President of the United States issues a proclamation to designate the month of November as National Veterans and Military Families Month to honor veterans, military families, caregivers, and survivors, who have served and continue to serve the nation; and

Whereas, Service to the nation also includes the immense patriotism, courage, and resilience of America’s military families; and

Whereas, New York City is home to roughly 200,000 veterans, and is the first city in the nation to establish a Department of Veterans Services; and

Whereas, The agency works to connect, mobilize, and empower New York City's veteran community in order to foster purpose-driven lives for New York City Service Members - past and present; and

Whereas, As a national leader on veterans’ issues, New York City should recognize November as Veteran Appreciation Month in the five boroughs; and

                      Whereas, This recognition would reaffirm New York City’s commitment to its veterans and create opportunities for civic engagement across New York City’s institutions; and

                           Whereas, In light of the significant contributions that veterans have made to American life, and New York City’s engagement with the veteran community, establishing this commemorative month is an important step toward becoming the most veteran-friendly city in the country; now, therefore, be it

             Resolved, That the Council of the city of New York recognizes November as Veteran Appreciation Month in the city of New York.

 

EA/DR

LS 10668

10/17/2023