Mayor Madden Issues Statement on Memorial Day

Mayor Madden Issues Statement on Memorial Day

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2019

Mayor Madden Issues Statement on Memorial Day

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden has issued the following statement on Memorial Day weekend:

“Every Memorial Day, we gather to remember the men and women of the United States military who gave their lives in service to our nation and protection of the freedoms, values, and rights afforded to us under our constitution. The City of Troy has a strong and unbroken connection to the many global conflicts during which countless individuals served as members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. We must do all we can to preserve their memories for future generations of Trojans to reflect on the sacrifice of those who served.

“This June 6th marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, when more than 160,000 men swarmed the beaches of France, a crucial engagement in the Allies efforts to retake Europe and defeat Nazi Germany. Over 16 million Americans served in WWII, but with the passage of time our nation loses hundreds of veterans each day. To properly honor and commemorate the service of ‘the greatest generation,’ – including those like my father John ‘Jack’ Madden and countless others from Troy – today I am announcing the City of Troy will recommit to the creation of a permanent World War II memorial and will seek the assistance of groups committed to bringing this important effort to completion.”

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