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    Service members, NYC honors the fallen

    Service members, NYV honors the fallen

    Photo By Lance Cpl. Samantha Barajas | U.S. Navy Adm. John M. Richardson, chief of naval operations, and Bill de Blasio,...... read more read more

    MANHATTAN , NY, UNITED STATES

    05.30.2016

    Story by Lance Cpl. Sean Berry 

    Marine Corps Installations East       

    New Yorkers and active duty service members came together to honor our nation’s fallen veterans during the Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration ceremony at Pier 86, May 30.
    Hundreds of active duty service members, veterans, civilians and prominent figures in the New York City community gathered to pay tribute to and recognize the fallen as well as share in the history of the USS Intrepid, a retired Navy ship docked at the pier.
    This event was one of the nearly 200 events that took place throughout the city during Fleet Week New York and one of the many events that honored the nation’s veterans on Memorial Day.
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the event, recognizing those involved in the fleet week events and giving thanks to the men and women who gave their lives in service to the country.
    “It was a real heartfelt gratitude that I felt [being here],” said Julio Velazquez Jr., a Marine Corps veteran and native of New York. “It’s nice to hear thank you.”
    At the conclusion of the ceremony, many veterans and active duty service members were brought to tears as Navy leaders, including Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson and New York political leaders laid four wreathes in honor of the fallen.
    "We can never forget the sacrifices that they made and the pain that their families endured as they gave their final measure," said Richardson. "So young, so far away from home and so many of them from here in New York City."

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    Date Taken: 05.30.2016
    Date Posted: 05.30.2016 17:17
    Story ID: 199471
    Location: MANHATTAN , NY, US 

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