AGAWAM. Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Maura Healey joined state and local officials Monday afternoon for a special Memorial Day Service in Agawam.

Governor Maura Healey took Monday to reflect on the many lives lost while reaffirming a commitment to veterans across the Commonwealth.

The ceremony held in Agawam featured state and local leaders, including Secretary Jon Santiago of the newly created Executive Office of Veterans’ Services. Governor Healey highlighted an executive order she signed this past week, reaffirming the governor’s advisory council on veterans’ services.

“They’ll help us put forward the best possible position to support veterans and expand opportunities for veterans across our state. The fact is that no one truly knows what a veteran has been through except another veteran,” said Governor Healey.

Healey said she plans to announce the members of the advisory council soon.