NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A8704
TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the state law, in relation to designating "Here Rests in
Honored Glory" the official state hymn of mourning in honor of all Amer-
The purpose of this till is to designate "Here Rests in Honored Glory"
composed by Donald Miller as the official state hymn for the Unknown
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Adds new § 91 to the State Law to designate "Here Rests in
Honored Glory" as the official state hymn for the Unknown Soldier.
Section 2: Establishes the effective date.
Designation of "Here Rests in Honored G:ory" as the official state hymn
for the Unknown Soldier will provide recognition and acknowledgement of
the many sacrifices made by veterans in defense of our State and nation.
This song is designated because it specifically was written in honor of
the Unknown Soldier. "Here Rests in Honored Glory" is based on the
inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National
"Here Rests in Honored Glory" was composed by Mr. Donald Miller, Profes-
sor of Music at Onondaga County Community College. He composed the hymn
in 1984 and it has been played at many events honoring the United States
Military and its veterans around the world. It has been played for cere-
monies at Arlington National Cemetery and in Normandy, France in commem-
oration for the anniversary of the D-Day landings.
S6540/A8021 of 1990/Passed Senate.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2017-2018 Regular Sessions
October 5, 2017
Introduced by M. of A. MAGNARELLI -- read once and referred to the
Committee on Governmental Operations
AN ACT to amend the state law, in relation to designating "Here Rests in
Honored Glory" the official state hymn of mourning in honor of all
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The state law is amended by adding a new section 91 to read
2 as follows:
3 § 91. State hymn of mourning in honor of all American veterans. "Here
4 Rests in Honored Glory," by Donald B. Miller shall be the official state
5 hymn of mourning in honor of all American veterans, based on the
6 inscription on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
7 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.