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Message from Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas on the Observance of Memorial Day

Release Date: May 28, 2021


This Memorial Day, we honor our fellow Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our Nation.

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and mourning. We remember and grieve the loss of friends and loved ones who gave their lives protecting our rights and freedoms. Memorial Day is also a day of profound gratitude. We reflect on the legacy of selfless service and express our everlasting thanks.

I extend my condolences to those of you who, on Memorial Day, mourn the loss of a hero.

Nearly half of our DHS colleagues have served or continue to serve in uniform. They are heroes too.

This Memorial Day, please join me in reflecting on the military personnel who have sacrificed everything for our country. Please dedicate a moment of silence in their honor.

I am honored and privileged to serve alongside you. Thank you for all you do.


Alejandro N. Mayorkas
Secretary of Homeland Security

With honor and integrity, we will safeguard the American people, our homeland, and our values.

Last Updated: 06/01/2021
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