Statement By A.G. Schneiderman In Observation Of Memorial Day

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement today in observation of Memorial Day:

"On this Memorial Day, we honor the generations of courageous Americans who sacrificed their lives to defend our country. Today we are reminded that, although they lost their lives in the performance of their service, our fallen patriots were also mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. Words cannot express the profound depth of thankfulness we owe to them and their families. 

"Let us honor the sacrifice of our fallen heroes and to share the burden of grief collectively in the hope that we can offer a small measure of peace to the families who have lost so much. Let us commemorate their serviceby honoring the brave men and women in uniform who continue to serve our country every day, and by observing our moral obligation to fight for the wounded warriors here at home. 

"It is our duty to protect those who have protected us with outstanding courage, integrity and professionalism, and give back all they have given to this great nation."