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City of Springfield Celebrates Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Special Flag Raising Ceremony

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The City of Springfield held the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Friday, January 12th at City Hall. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno brought greetings on behalf of the city of Springfield and presented the proclamation. State Representative Bud Williams shared greetings on behalf of the State House of Representatives and Bishop Talbert Swan brought greetings on behalf of the Greater Springfield NAACP. City Councilor Lavar Click-Bruce provided remarks from the Springfield City Council. Mayoral Aide Shenell Ford served as the emcee for the ceremony. Following the ceremony, the event continued and proceeded outside for the annual flag raising.

Mayor Sarno states, “I am looking forward to joining with Representative Bud Williams, Springfield NAACP President Bishop Talbert Swan, and other officials and religious leaders as our community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with our annual celebration and flag raising ceremony.  It is important that Dr. King’s legacy lives on.  Special thanks to my Mayoral Aide Shenell Ford for her efforts in helping to coordinate this annual event here at City Hall.”

State Senator Adam Gomez, City Councilors Jose Delgado and Victor Davila, Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi, Superintendent Daniel Warwick, Fire District Chief Tyrone Denson, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe, Communications Director Bill Baker, Police Commissioner Robert ‘Cee’ Jackson, Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt and representatives from State Senator Jacob Olivera and State Representative Orlando Ramos’s Office and many members of the clergy were also in attendance. 

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