Gov. Cuomo Is Going To ‘Redefine’ Memorial Day
This Memorial Day Democrats are seeking to alter/distort what the holiday is all about.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that on Memorial Day flags at state building would remain at half staff and landmarks would be lit red, white, and blue not for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country but for health care workers that died during the pandemic.
“It takes a special person, when every instinct in your body says, that’s dangerous, don’t go there run away, it takes a special person to say, no, I’m going in because I think I can help someone,” Cuomo said. And the essential workers did that day, after day, after day, after day, every day, walking into the fire, not knowing, God forbid, am I getting infected?”
But many agree Memorial Day is not about healthcare workers, it’s about military service members that died creating and serving this country.
“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,” New York State Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay said in a statement.
In response Cuomo’s director of communications, Rich Azzopardi, said, “Memorial Day is Monday — flags will be flown at half staff in honor of those frontline workers who paid the ultimate price while fighting this pandemic on Sunday. Both are somber days and their memories deserve better than to be politicized by a bunch of craven partisans. They should be ashamed.”
If anyone should be ashamed it’s the New York Governor’s office and their nursing home policy. What they did to front line workers and New Yorkers living in long term facilities is appalling.
There is nothing wrong remembering front lines workers that passed away due to COVID however it shouldn’t occur on Memorial Day weekend.