BOSTON — Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Charlie Baker and countless local leaders gathered at the New England Holocaust Memorial Tuesday afternoon to honor the memories of those lost.
"It stands as a symbol of everything we want to be as a city," Walsh said. "It stands as a clear commitment that we will never forget what happened in the Holocaust."
The ceremony was held to rededicate the memorial, which was damaged recently when a pane of glass on one of its towers was shattered by a vandal.
The panes of glass are etched with numbers representing the six million Jewish people who were killed during the holocaust.
"It's very important to remember what this memorial stands for, who it represents and the horrific events that it speaks to, " Gov. Baker said. "Events that we should always remember and never forget."
Baker called the ceremony a "renewal" of the memorial. Its six glass towers rise from Union Street Park along a section of the Freedom Trail. %
Representatives from congressional offices were present, along with members of the Jewish community, the Boston Police Commissioner and District Attorney Diane Connolly.
"They were anticipating vandalism when they made this memorial, so they made extra panes of glass," Mayor Walsh said. "And in 22 years, those panes of glass haven't had to be used."
You can watch the ceremony below.