Resolution No. 199

Proclaiming Ulster County A Purple Heart County

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Adopted

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Referred to: The Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services

Committee (Chairman Donaldson and Legislators Archer, Gregorius, Lopez and

Wawro)

Chairman of the Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services

Committee, David B. Donaldson, and Deputy Chairman Mary Wawro offer the

following:

WHEREAS, this resolution has been submitted by the County Executive on

behalf of the Veterans’ Service Agency; and

WHEREAS, on August 7, 1782, at his headquarters in Newburgh, New York,

General George Washington established the badge of Military Merit, the precursor to

the modern day Purple Heart Medal; and

WHEREAS, the Purple Heart is awarded to any member of the United States

armed forces who was wounded or killed in action during combat with a declared

enemy of the United States and is the oldest military decoration in use today; and

WHEREAS, Purple Heart recipients have paid the high price of freedom on

behalf of us all and the residents of Ulster County are eternally grateful for their

sacrifices; and

WHEREAS, many Veterans and Purple Heart recipients call Ulster County

home, and are owed the utmost respect and admiration; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Ulster County Legislature hereby proclaims Ulster

County to be a Purple Heart County, as a means of honoring the service and sacrifice

of our nation’s men and women who have put themselves in harm’s way and have

been wounded or killed in action while protecting the freedoms that our Country

holds so dear,

and move its adoption.

 ADOPTED BY THE FOLLOWING VOTE:

 AYES: 22 NOES: 0

 (Absent: Legislator Roberts)

 

Passed Committee: Legislative Programs, Education and Community Services on

June 4, 2014

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Resolution No. 199 June 17, 2014

Proclaiming Ulster County A Purple Heart County

STATE OF NEW YORK

 ss:

COUNTY OF ULSTER

This is to certify that I, the undersigned Clerk of the Legislature of the County of Ulster have compared the

foregoing resolution with the original resolution now on file in the office of said clerk, and which was adopted by said

Legislature on the 17th Day of June, 2014, and that the same is a true and correct transcript of said resolution and of the

whole thereof.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of the County of Ulster this 20th Day of June in

the year Two Thousand and Fourteen.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk

Ulster County Legislature

Submitted to the County Executive this Approved by the County Executive this

20th Day of June, 2014. _____ Day of June, 2014.

|s| Victoria A. Fabella ____________________________

Victoria A. Fabella, Clerk Michael P. Hein, County Executive

Ulster County Legislature

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Updated: October 8, 2020