2014 -- H 7931

Enacted 03/16/14


H O U S E   R E S O L U T I O N


Introduced By: Representatives Gallison, Corvese, O'Brien, Fellela, and Hull

Date Introduced: March 13, 2014



WHEREAS, Luisa Marie White (née Costagliola), was born to Luigi and Rosina Costagliola in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a graduate of Central High School; and

WHEREAS, In April of 1944, Luisa enlisted in the United States Navy. She served our country honorably during World War II as the war raged on two fronts, in the Pacific and in Europe. On July 30th of 1942, the Department of War had established a division within the U.S. Navy consisting entirely of women. Luisa's selfless service during this tenuous time in our country's history made her a true pioneer in the armed services; and

WHEREAS, Luisa Marie Costagliola White served in the Navy with extreme dedication, achieving outstanding accomplishments as a Link Trainer Operator teaching Naval Aviators at the Naval Air Station in Lake City, Florida; and

WHEREAS, As President of the United Veterans Council of Rhode Island, Luisa is to be commended in the strongest possible terms for her honorable and dedicated service to all the veterans in our state and her life as a daughter, wife, mother, and patriot embody the highest traditions of Naval Service, and virtues much-admired in our state and nation; now, therefore be it  

RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations hereby proclaims April 7th of 2014 to be "Luisa Marie Costagliola White Day" in the State of Rhode Island.  We furthermore wish her a wonderful 90th Birthday and much happiness in the years to come; and be it further

RESOLVED, That this House hereby joins her children, grandchildren, and many friends and admirers in recognizing and applauding the myriad ways that Luisa's life has made Rhode Island a better place to live and we encourage the citizens of this state to reflect upon this amazing woman's lifetime of accomplishments; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to Luisa Marie Costagliola White.