Williams' Statement In Observance Of Veterans Day

November 11th, 2020

Press Release

"Happy Veterans Day to our city and nation. As the pandemic prevents us from mass gatherings as a show of support or appreciation, we must be sure to convey our respect and gratitude in our personal interactions and, perhaps most importantly, in our policies. We do this not as a tacit approval of war and violence, but to pay homage to those who answered their country's call to service; many of whom are disrespected or abandoned by our government when they return home. 

"Too many veterans see their service met by a government not fulfilling their end of the contract. This is an injustice not confined to any one party or administration, and one we must correct moving forward as we transition into new national leadership. I stand in appreciation of all, past and present, who have chosen to serve our nation in uniform, including within my own family and staff.

"Veterans Day takes its origin from Armistice Day - it was born from a celebration of peace. May we always work toward achieving that peace, at home and abroad."

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