On Christmas Day, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and reflect on the universal message of compassion and faith that He taught. Today, families and loved ones across Yonkers will gather to exchange gifts, give thanks and share a Christmas meal, as they reflect on the true meaning of the holiday.
The reason for the season is timeless - and can be applied to each one of us, despite differences in faith. We all have a responsibility to be kind, to give back and to help those among us who are most in need. In the spirit of kindness and generosity, let's keep the Christmas message alive not just today, but in the days and weeks that follow.
Let's also give special thanks to the men and women of the Armed Forces and the first responders who so often sacrifice time with their loved ones to guard our country and protect our quality of life.
On behalf of Mary, Michael, Alexandra, and Christopher, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.