Mayor Bloomberg: Remember the Sacrifices of Veterans

Bloomberg attended a Memorial Day ceremony with veterans in Manhattan

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    Mayor Michael Bloomberg at a Memorial Day ceremony with veterans.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined military leaders and veterans at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Manhattan Monday.
    The ceremony also commemorated the end of the Korean War.
    Bloomberg reflected on the holiday, saying it was fine to have fun and celebrate the day and the good weather, but that it was also important to "remember the sacrifice that was made so that we could be here.''

    "Let us pray for a day we don't have to lose our men and women to enjoy the freedoms we have," Bloomberg said.

    "I think it's a great tribute to the men that served, and we really appreciate it," said veteran Joe Porreca. 

    New York Pays Tribute to Veterans on Memorial Day

    [NY] New York Pays Tribute to Veterans on Memorial Day
    Events around New York City helped pay tribute to those who've made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. Lori Bordonaro reports.

    New Yorkers also lined the streets in Douglaston and Bay Ridge to honor service men and women in the annual local parades and tributes. 

    "Every day is Memorial Day because these men and women live in our hearts, but today is a day to share that memory with the rest of the world," said veteran Anthony Mele. 

    NYC Mayoral Candidates Mark Memorial Day

    [NY] NYC Mayoral Candidates Mark Memorial Day
    The unofficial start of summer also marks the unofficial kickoff for the New York City mayor’s race. More than a half dozen candidates criss-crossed the city at parades and events. Andrew Siff reports.

    -- Lori Bordonaro contributed to this report. 

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