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The Assembly Minority Conference

Statement from Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay

"Memorial Day was first established in Waterloo, New York to honor fallen soldiers and over the years has become one of America’s most cherished traditions, recognizing the bravery of U.S. veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The governor’s attempt to redefine this weekend’s recognition and unilaterally transform Memorial Day Weekend into his own COVID remembrance insults the countless men and women who fought and died for this country.

Every single one of us understands and appreciates the frontline workers who gave so much during this pandemic. If Gov. Cuomo is incapable of carrying the same understanding and appreciation for America’s fallen heroes and their families, the least he can do is stay out of the way."