2008_05_memdaybl.jpgYesterday, the city was filled with parades and events paying tribute to the members of military who have given their lives or continue to fight on our behalf.

At a wreath laying ceremony at the Soliders' and Sailors' Monument in Riverside Park, Mayor Bloomberg said, "These brave soldiers and so many others will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by family and friends. Today their losses echo throughout our entire city."

There were protesters present at the ceremony ("Impeach Bush for war crimes!"), and the Mayor later acknowledged them, saying, "I think it's wonderful that they protest. I don't necessarily agree with them, but it would be a shame to have this freedom to express yourself and to try to influence government and then to be too lazy to use it."

The Sun also reports the mayor reflected how on the city is "more patriotic today than it was 10, 20 years ago."