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Memorial Day Message: Freedom Is Not Free

Photo Credit: MateotheMayor.com | Mateo is joined by Veterans for Mateo at the Staten Island Memorial Day Parade

Dear Fellow Patriot:

Memorial Day honors the brave men and women, who are more courageous than we deserve, that gave their lives so that we can live ours.

Someone’s son, daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, aunt, uncle, mother, father – grandchild… paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure we remain free. They met the enemy with spirit and devotion to God and Country to advance the ideals of the U.S. Constitution. As we gather to celebrate with loved ones, I ask that we pause and silently reflect on the liberty of privileges we enjoy because of them.

I wish to express my sincere appreciation for our military Veterans – those that are still with us, and especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. They have my heartfelt admiration and thanks for what they have done to make Freedom possible.

I also express deep gratitude for what President Donald Trump did to revitalize our military by rebuilding our defense capabilities to deter future wars. Today, many are in doubt regarding the creeping national security crisis that recently targeted our gas tanks. Under President Trump, the cost of fuel was much lower, and we were much safer.

Photo Credit: MateotheMayor.com | Mateo participates in the "Annual POW/MIA Flag Raising Commemoration" in Bay Ridge, Memorial Day 2021

Today, we must recommit our faith in democracy to secure a truly free future.

Today, we must confront the oppressive views censoring independent thinking.

Today, we must reject the Constitutional abuse blocking Free Speech and Religious liberty.

Today, we must remember that the framers of our Republic placed free expression as the foundation of the Bill of Rights because it is central to all other liberties.

Today, we must teach our young ones about the purpose and meaning of Memorial Day so they are not deceived by the grand socialist scheme to make freedom take a backseat.

Today, we thank our dearly departed military heroes for giving us the chance for a better tomorrow.

This Memorial Day, let us always remember and honor those that sacrificed because Freedom is not Free.

God Bless America! God Bless NYC! God Bless our Troops! God Bless the Warriors of Freedom who paid with their life for our Freedom!


Fernando Mateo Republican Candidate for Mayor of New York City

P.S. Please take a moment to search the name of a fallen soldier and write their name down. Then, while you are drinking, laughing, joking, with your loved ones… pause and raise a glass in the name of that fallen soldier. Think of them and their families this Memorial Day. They are owed a debt that can never, ever be repaid.

Photo Credit: MateotheMayor.com | Earlier today Fernando Mateo participated in the "Annual POW/MIA Flag Raising Commemoration" with the Bronx Conservative Party at 8100 Shore Road, Bay Ridge Brooklyn, Memorial Day 2021


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