NEW YORK – The National Puerto Rican Day parade was held for the 65th time Sunday after a 2 year hiatus.
The parade goes up fifth avenue in New York City to honor the millions of those with Puerto Rican heritage in the United States.
The event saw the participation of elected officials as well including New York Governor Kathy Hochul, who reflected on the motto of the day “We Are One”.
“Somos Uno, yes we are one,” said Governor Hochul. “And we celebrate and make up for the lost experience of not being able to march down Fifth Avenue and showing our solidary and our pride, and our joy, and having such an incredible connection to the people, our Moses and Mosas in Puerto Rico.
The Governor then reflected on her childhood and compared her values to those of the community.
“My job as Governor, and I believe this to my core, because those values I was taught as a child are with me every single day,” explained Governor Hochul. “It is our moral responsibility to help the children of God wherever they are.”
This was the first time this parade was held in 2 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and brought on thoughts of how to help Puerto Rico.