Statement in commemoration of Memorial Day

May 25, 2020

The Uyghur American Association expresses our deepest appreciation to the brave men and women in uniform who have served our great nation.

Today, we remember the fallen heroes who have allowed us to live in this peaceful, prosperous, and free nation. We honor those selfless individuals and families who have sacrificed so much for our collective safety and security.

This Memorial Day falls at a significant crossroads in our history. As the COPID-19 pandemic ravages the world, we honor the countless frontline workers who haveworked so diligently to save lives, and pay respects to the nearly 100,000 American men, women, and children who were taken from us too soon.

Reflecting on what America means to us, we think of courage, inspiration, innovation, compassion, sacrifice, freedom, benevolence, strength, and resilience. This is the United States of America we know, love, and count on.

Warm wishes to all on Memorial Day. To our beloved men and women in uniform, we are eternally grateful for your service.

Sincerely,

Uyghur American Association