Bill Text: NY K00945 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Commemorating the 76th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 2020

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2020-06-10 - adopted [K00945 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-K00945-Introduced.html

Assembly Resolution No. 945

BY: M. of A. Barrett

        COMMEMORATING  the  76th  Anniversary of the D-Day
        Invasion on June 6, 2020

  WHEREAS, June 6, 2020, marks the  76th  Anniversary  of  the  Allied
assault  at Normandy, France, by troops of the United States, the United
Kingdom, Canada, known as Operation Overlord; and

  WHEREAS, The naval phase of the Allied assault at Normandy was coded
"Operation Neptune," and the date, June  6,  1944,  is  referred  to  as
"D-Day" to denote the day on which the combat attack was initiated; and

  WHEREAS,  The D-Day landing was the largest combined arms amphibious
assault in history consisting of approximately 132,600  members  of  the
Allied  Expeditionary  Force,  including  57,500  members  of the United
States Armed Forces, more than 23,000  airborne  troops  supporting  the
seaborne landings and more than 14,000 sorties by Allied aircraft; and

  WHEREAS,  It consisted of five infantry divisions, two American, two
British, and one Canadian, assigned to beaches code named, from west  to
east Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword; and

  WHEREAS,  The  Americans  constituted  the  US 1st Army, under Major
General Omar Bradley, and the British  2nd  Army,  under  General  Miles
Dempsey; and

  WHEREAS,  The  Supreme  Commander  of  the Allied Forces was General
Dwight D. Eisenhower; and

  WHEREAS, Of the approximately 10,000 Allied casualties  incurred  on
the first day of the landing, more than 6,000 were members of the United
States Armed Forces; and

  WHEREAS,  The Allied Assault and following operations were supported
by ships, aircraft, and troops from Australia, Belgium,  Czechoslovakia,
Free  Norway, Greece, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the Polish Armed
Forces in the West; and

  WHEREAS, The Normandy campaign was  a  stunning  success;  by  early
September  1944,  all  but  a  fraction of France had been liberated and
American and British/Canadian forces occupied Belgium and  part  of  the
Netherlands and had reached the Germain frontiers; and

  WHEREAS,  The  State  of  New  York  owes a debt of gratitude to the
members  of  the  military  who  participated   in   this   historically
significant event; and

  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when events
of such historical consequences  are  brought  to  our  attention,  they
should  be  celebrated  and  recognized by all the citizens of the great
State of New York; now, therefore, be it

  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its  deliberations  to
commemorate  the 76th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion on June 6, 2020;
and be it further

  RESOLVED,  That  a  copy  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the National World War II Museum located in  New  Orleans
and the National D-Day Memorial located in Virginia.