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De Blasio pays tribute to our fallen heroes

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Memorial Day was quite a busy day for Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The mayor began his holiday at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Day ceremony at Riverside Park before heading to the Intrepid.

During the service, he spoke of honoring the dead, fighting for better care of veterans and the reality of veterans who are homeless.

“It's time to make sure that we never say no to a veteran in need” the mayor said.

Navy veteran Stanley Wright of the Bronx said he's alive today because somebody else probably took a bullet for him. He says the real heroes are those who "paid the ultimate sacrifice."

The ceremony remembered those who have served the country and also marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The monument honors veterans from that war.

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