Flag hanging outside State House to honor wives of fallen soldiers

Massachusetts

Governor Charlie Baker has declared April 5 as Gold Star Wives Day, and he spent the afternoon with Gold Star families from Massachusetts.    

Gov. Baker Friday met with some of the state’s Gold Star Wives, women whose husbands were killed while serving our country. 

The governor raised a flag bearing a gold star in front of the statehouse today, to stand in support of the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

In 2018, Gov. Baker renewed his commitment to helping the states veteran’s and their families by signing the BRAVE Act. 

The governor said, “The Commonwealth will forever be indebted to the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms, and expanding services for veterans under the BRAVE Act is a small way to honor their sacrifice.”

Through the BRAVE Act, the governor established apprenticeship programs for veterans looking to get into a trade or work in the field of agriculture.

To learn more about services the state provides for veterans and their families, check HERE. 

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