STORY: One year ago, eighteen year old Payton Gendron. shot and killed 10 Black shoppers at the Tops Friendly Markets supermarket in Buffalo.
Gendron, who is white, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on February 15, 2023.
Hochul said it was clear that racism and white supremacists had not won.
"But all I know is we stand here one year later - this building, this neighborhood, this community - a testament to the simple fact that hate did not win on that day. The white supremacists did not win on that day. Racism did not win on that day. That the people of Buffalo said that love will come out and be the winner on this day," she said.
New York Senator Chuck Schumer saluted the families of the victims, adding that their advocacy efforts helped the U.S. House and Senate pass gun control legislation.