Williams' Statement On The Commemoration Of Memorial Day

May 31st, 2021

Press Release

"This has been a year of loss and grief for so many across our city. As we now look with hope to a recovery - seen this weekend in outdoor gatherings that would have been unthinkable a year ago - we must acknowledge that recovery means remembering.

"Today in particular, we remember all those who have been killed in the course of military service for our nation. It is vital to show our gratitude, through memorial, for the sacrifice of all who risk and lose their lives in defense of others. We must separate opposition to particular military actions, which I often express, from appreciation of the people willing to answer the call to service, which include members of my own family.

"As New Yorkers celebrate safely this Memorial Day, we honor and uplift those who showed the dedication, resolve, and spirit of service to protect their fellow neighbor."

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