Statement reflecting on Memorial Day
this Memorial Day
“We end this month, as we have for the past 152 years, honoring fallen Angelenos and Americans all across the country who have served in our Armed Forces and sacrificed their lives for our country.
From Civil Wars, to Vietnam, to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, our young nation has been, and continues to be tested, at home and around the globe. Today we remember those patriots, women and men, black, latino, API, LGBT and more who sacrificed themselves in service to our nation.
As we continue to grapple with the effects of this pandemic, this start to our normal summer may look a little different, but one thing is for certain - it's continued to remind us about true sacrifice.
This Memorial Day, take a moment to reflect on those brave Americans who fought to ensure that we continue to maintain a healthy democracy, free from tyranny. Let us remember those that fought for our right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Let us honor those fallen services members and recommit ourselves to helping build a more perfect union.
Wishing you and yours a very thoughtful Memorial Day.”