Governor Cuomo Announces Inauguration to be Held on Ellis Island on January 1
Photo by: National Park Service
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he will deliver his 3rd inaugural address on January 1, 2019 on Ellis Island, the historic gateway for over 12 million immigrants coming to the United States. Opened in 1892, Ellis Island served as the largest and most active immigration station in the nation.
“In these stormy times, Ellis Island is an enduring symbol of who we are as a nation,” Governor Cuomo said. “This historic gateway to America reminds us of the core values that built our state and our country, and it will serve as a fitting location to launch a new term fighting for New Yorkers and for the soul of this nation. New York has always been a beacon of hope and opportunity, and today more than ever we are called upon to lead the way forward and set a progressive example for the rest of the country to follow.”