BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will join 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 to participate in a virtual ceremony recognizing Memorial Day.
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The ceremony is virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the ceremony below:
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, as a mark of solemn respect and in honor of the veterans lost during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The program will air on the following participating TV stations and digital channels on Monday, May 25:
Earlier this morning, Gov. Baker participated in the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund’s Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Soldiers & Sailors monument at Boston Common.
Photos courtesy of Governor’s office