NYC Public Advocate's Statement In Observance Of Veterans Day

November 11th, 2022

Press Release

"Veterans Day traces its roots to Armistice Day, a celebration of the end of World War I. As we observe today across the city and nation, as we honor people who have answered our country’s call to service, I carry the message of, and hope for, the peace that Armistice Day signified.

"I offer my gratitude to all veterans who have served this country– and pledge not to show that respect and appreciation through ceremonies and celebrations, but through policies. Too many veterans, having given so much, are disrespected or abandoned by our government when they return home– met by a government failing to fulfill their end of the contract.

"We can support those who risked their safety in the spirit of service, to stand with them as they stood for us, without supporting violence and war. I commend all who have served in a variety of uniforms, and hope to advance the mission of peace, at home and abroad."

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