May 20, 1981
WHEREAS Mrs. Genevieve Riis of Harrison is being recognized at the Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremonies this coming Thursday, May 21, 1981, at Montrose Hospital and
WHEREAS At that time she will be awarded the top honor - the Veteran's Administration Silver Bowl Honor Award and
WHEREAS Mrs. Riis is known as "Ma Riis" to not only the servicemen at the Veterans Hospitals but also to the many people whom she has enlisted to give of their time, money or talents on behalf of the veterans, and
WHEREAS It is known that Ma Riis started her career of service to veterans by baking cakes and cookies during World War II, mailing them to servicemen as well as taking them to the hospitals, and also sending them letters, and
WHEREAS She has been actively working at Montrose Veterans' Hospital since 1951, and
WHEREAS Many of the holiday parties, birthday celebrations, and special occasion affairs have been the direct result of Mrs. Riis' involvement with Montrose Hospital, and,
WHEREAS Each year Harrison has entertained the veterans, in cooperation with service organizations in Town, at an annual picnic, planned in cooperation with Mrs. Riis, and
WHEREAS It is the sincere desire of the Town/Village of Harrison to recognize the award given to Mrs. Riis by the Veterans' Administration - the highest award given by that Administration,
NOW THEREFORE, I, JOHN A. PASSIDOMO, SUPERVISOR AND MAYOR OF THE TOWN AND VILLAGE OF HARRISON, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM THAT
THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1981 through MONDAY, MAY 25, 1981 are to be MA RIIS DAYS OF HONOR
in the Town and Village of Harrison, and urge all our citizens to join with me in giving her honor and recognition during this MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. As we remember the servicemen and women, the police and
Supervisor, John Passidomo, proclaims Thursday, May 21, 1981 through Monday, May 25, 1981 as Ma Riis Days of Honor in recognition of her receiving the Veteran's Administration Silver Bowl Honor Award from Montrose Hospital.
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