The Mayor's Corner

Updated June 3, 2024
The Mayor's Corner

This past weekend was Memorial Day. I hope everyone had a safe weekend, and was able to take time to reflect on the veterans and heroes who lost their lives in service to our nation.

Somersworth, like many communities across our great nation, has been shaped by the selflessness and courage of our servicemen and women. From the earliest conflicts to those of the present day, our citizens - brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, parents, friends - have provided service to this country under the principles of liberty, freedom, and justice. We appreciate the commitment of every person who has served this country, but Memorial Day is dedicated to honoring the memory of the fallen, whose courage and dedication serve as a testament to the strength and resilience of the American spirit.

I hope I can encourage you all to honor the lives of the brave Americans who served our city and this nation. Moments of remembrance like we have on Memorial Day are peaceful, calm, and only possible because of the service of the men and women I speak about. So let us never forget the sacrifices made by those who answered the call of duty, and let us reflect on the profound debt we owe these men and women - these noble Americans who dedicated their own lives to protect the freedoms we hold dear. So please, take a moment to pause, to reflect, and to silently thank each and everyone of these brave Americans.

Let us also take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude, respect, and condolences to the families and friends of our fallen American heroes. Their losses are incomprehensible, and their commitments and sacrifices equally as deserving of our respect and remembrance. Thank you all. You are also not forgotten.

May we always strive to be worthy of the sacrifices that so many have made for this nation. May God bless the memory of our fallen heroes, and may God bless Somersworth, and may God bless the United States of America. Thank you so much.


Please reach out whenever. Be well.
Best, Matt Gerding