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Mayor Apatang thanks mothers for their kindness, sacrifices

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SAIPAN Mayor David M. Apatang said the Covid-19 pandemic may have changed the way the world celebrates Mother’s Day, “but the significance given to mothers for their kindness and sacrifice will always continue.”

This year, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 10.

“Today’s challenges have altered the way we reach out to our moms,” the mayor said in a statement.  “Social distancing and staying at home compel us to celebrate Mother’s Day in a very different and new way this year.”

The mayor said many members of the public would rather give their mother big hugs and kisses.

Apatang urged everyone to continue to pray for all the mothers.

“We will also continue praying that the pandemic would soon pass and we will once again feel the warmth that a mother’s presence and comfort bring to us,” he said.

The mayor said a mother’s love has no substitute.

“Your hugs and voice console us. You teach us to be brave, to stand for what you teach us, to be a role model to others exactly like you have always been to us. We will honor you every day for your graciousness and loving spirit.  This Mother’s Day, we amplify that honor to all on earth.”

The mayor said he is also grateful to all mothers who are in the armed forces, Reserves, and National Guard.

“Thank you for service,” he added. “We wish you the best Mother’s Day and may you all be safe always.”

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