(Brooklyn, NY) “Each year on the Fourth of July, we come together as New Yorkers and as Americans, to celebrate America's independence and the birth of our nation's freedom.
While we all spend time with families, friends and loved ones today, we must remember and salute the men and women of our armed forces, and many civilians as well, who are celebrating the anniversary of American Independence in other countries throughout the world.
We would like them here with us now, but we understand they are overseas for us and for our way of life.
I thank them and the many military families here in New York for their commitment and sacrifice on our behalf.
My best wishes to all New Yorkers, and particularly to my fellow Brooklynites.
God bless you and have a happy and safe holiday."
About Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse Brooklyn community that consists of 318,000 constituents in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, and Park Slope. He is the Ranking Member of the Senate Committees on Energy and Telecommunications and Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Assistant Democratic Leader for Intergovernmental Affairs, and Chair of the Democratic Task Force on New Americans.