NYC Public Advocate's Statement In Observance Of Memorial Day

May 29th, 2023

Press Release

"On Memorial Day, we remember all those who have lost their lives in military service to our nation. We honor those whose commitment to protecting their neighbor and nation extended even to that ultimate sacrifice.

"In memorializing those who have been killed in defense of others, we show our gratitude for that sacrifice, and the spirit of service which drives it. This appreciation is separate from the opposition that I and many have to particular military actions – I respect the bravery, resolve, and dedication of people who answer the call to service, including members of my own family.

"Loss, like that which we uplift today, carries pain and trauma that persists. Through sharing memories and memorials, showing our support and our strength, we can find peace and solidarity. I wish all New Yorkers a safe, meaningful Memorial Day."

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