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Statement from Mayor Bowser on Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of Those Who Protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser attended the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of The Service and Sacrifice of Those Who Protected the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 and released the following statement:

“On January 6, 2021, our first responders protected lawmakers and defended our Capitol – the building itself, but also what it stands for: our great democracy. On a very tragic day, our first responders – at the Metropolitan Police Department, the U.S. Capitol Police, the members of the Fire and EMS Department, and our teams the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency as well as the Office of Unified Communications – made our city and country proud. Today, we thank those who stepped up and put their lives on the line during an unprecedented attack on our democracy and recognize the lingering scars and trauma from that day. We also resolve to continuing the work to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy, with free and fair elections, the peaceful transfer of power, and full representation for the 700,000 Americans living in Washington, DC, including the first responders who secured the Capitol on January 6th and ensured that democracy prevailed.”

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