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Legislator Rath names Wilson family Citizens of the Month for June 2013


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oneilj - Posted on 20 June 2013

Erie County Legislator Edward Rath recognized the Wilson family as Citizens of the Month for June during the Legislature’s June 20, 2013 session. A proclamation was accepted by Bill and Kim Wilson in honor of their son, Staff Sgt. William R. “Billy” Wilson III.

 

A Getzville resident, Staff Sgt. Wilson was killed in March 2012 while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He is remembered as a dedicated soldier and hero, recognized with several military honors, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

 

“Staff Sgt. Wilson was a hero. In talking to his family, I learned a lot about this brave young man who loved his country and was proud to serve. He is respected and remembered by many in the Western New York community and his service will never be forgotten,” said Legislator Rath. “Today we recognize Staff Sgt. Wilson for his bravery and applaud his family’s strength and commitment to honoring his memory.”

 

In addition to presenting a proclamation naming the Wilson family the June 2013 Citizens of the Month, Legislator Rath sponsored a resolution in support of New York State designating Interstate 990 as the “Staff Sergeant William R. Wilson, III Memorial Highway.” The Assembly and Senate both passed bills supporting the naming and the request now awaits a signature from the Governor.

 

“I believe it is most fitting that this stretch of highway forever be named in Staff Sgt. Wilson’s honor. His family and friends say he always put others before himself and creating a permanent memorial for his brave young man is the least we can do thank him for his service,” Legislator Rath added.

 

Each month a member of the Legislature honors a person or persons from the community as Citizen of the Month to recognize their commitment to the community.

 

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