VIDEO: Governor Baker, state officials participate in virtual Memorial Day ceremony


(WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker joined with state officials and participated in a virtual ceremony recognizing Memorial Day Monday afternoon.

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito were joined by Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco Ureña, Senate President Karen Spilka, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs Co-Chairs Senator Walter F. Timility and Representative Linda Dean Campbell for the virtual ceremony. Video remarks were provided, and the Massachusetts National Guard performed a special Tribute to the Fallen Wreath Ceremony.

According to a news release sent to 22News, The flags presented to Governor Baker and Major General Gary W. Keefe by the Color Guard during this ceremony have flown above the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam and the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon.

“Memorial Day, whether its virtual or in person, gives us all the chance to say once again how grateful we are to all those who served and to their families for the sacrifice that was made on our behalf. And I honestly hope and expect that next year when we have Memorial Day we’ll be able to embrace both figuratively and literally one another again and say thank you and God bless.”

Governor Charlie Baker

You can watch the full video above. Viewers are encouraged to participate by sharing #MemorialDayMA on social media.

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