“As we honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and those who are currently serving overseas, let us not forget that the commendable achievements our military they have made to this country.  From our Veterans Property Tax Exemption legislation, to standing with our vets to defend the GI bill, and creating the nation’s largest standalone Department of Veteran Services, the City Council has been a long-time advocate and staunch supporter of our veterans.  Recognizing the incredible contribution these soldiers have made in the name of freedom is in order. The sacrifices made by our troops and their families cannot be ignored and deserve to be honored by everyone across the five boroughs.  I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Veterans Day.”