Biden addresses Buffalo in letter two years after 5/14 tragedy

Kayleigh Hunter-Gasperini

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The presidential seal is seen at the podium before President Joe Biden delivers remarks on recovery efforts from the Maui wildfires and the response to Hurricane Idalia, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday August 30, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — President Joe Biden wrote a letter to the people of Buffalo to honor the lives lost on May 14, 2022.

Biden opened his letter by honoring the memory of the ten people killed. He said their families are still in his prayers and the grief remains. However, he expressed optimism about preventing future gun violence with his bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

You can read the entire letter here.

The letter is expected to be read by Office of Gun Violence Deputy Director Greg Jackson during a reflection ceremony.

Kayleigh Hunter-Gasperini joined the News 4 team in 2024 as a digital video producer. She graduated from Chatham University.