Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on Memorial Day 2017

“The men and women who have died in defense of our freedoms may have been lost to the misery of war and conflict, but their heroism will ring out through the ages. Every American owes an incalculable debt of gratitude to all people — native-born and immigrants from all over the world — who have given their lives while wearing our nation’s uniform. My wish is that Memorial Day brings moments to remember their stories, reflect on their bravery, and meditate on the fullness of their sacrifice.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti