NEW YORK — New York City police officers paid homage to heroes who’ve sacrificed their lives in defense of our nation. Of particular note are NYPD members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. “This weekend we remember all of the members of our military who gave their lives protecting freedom, especially members of the NYPD,” the department’s Ceremonial Unit wrote on Twitter.
It’s worth remembering that Memorial Day is a holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. “Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971,” according to history.com. “Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades.”
This weekend we remember all of the members of our military who gave their lives protecting our freedom, especially members of the NYPD. #NeverForget #Patrolman Daniel Sullivan #PoliceOfficer James McNaughton #PoliceOfficer Deon Taylor #Detective Joseph Lemm pic.twitter.com/LvUsn9VWtR
— NYPD Ceremonial Unit (@NYPDCeremonial) May 30, 2021