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City of Springfield Commemorates Memorial Day

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined with Veterans’ Services Director Tom Belton, Veterans’ Services Deputy Director Joe DeCaro, Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris, the Springfield Veterans’ Services Department, the Springfield Veterans’ Activities Committee, and city and state officials to hold the annual Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony with a short program and honorary wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans’ Monuments located in Court Square.

After the ceremony, Mayor Sarno, Veterans’ Services Deputy Director DeCaro and members of the Springfield Veterans’ Activities Committee went over to St. Michaels Cemetery to lay a wreath at the Veterans Monument. 

Those in attendance included; City Councilors Tim Allen, Jesse Lederman, and Gumersindo Gomez, State Representatives Angelo Puppolo, Carlos Gonzalez, and Orlando Ramos, State Senator Adam Gomez, and Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.  The Springfield Police and Fire Departments Honor Guard were on hand to present the colors.    

Mayor Sarno states, “The City of Springfield is proud and honored to hold our Memorial Day Ceremony.  We must always remember and never forget, this is a time to acknowledge, respect and honor our brave and dedicated veterans and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.  Thanks to their selfless sacrifice and service to our country, the United States of America is the beacon of democracy and liberty.”

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