BOSTON (WWLP) – On Tuesday, top state leaders showed their support for those who’ve served our country.
Ceremonies took place at the Boston Common, where Governor Patrick and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh paid their respects to veterans who gave their lives for their country. Veterans, military families and top state leaders gathered on Beacon Hill to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
“To the thousands of Massachusetts military personnel currently protecting our interests abroad I want to express our gratitude, our pride, and our enduring support,” said Governor Patrick. “You do your Commonwealth proud.”
People spoke about the dedication of our veterans, against a backdrop of a sea of 37,000 flags, each representing Massachusetts service members who gave their lives since the Revolutionary War.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh offered his support to family members.
“We cannot stop your grief, but we can help you carry your burden; and we can support the active duty service members and all the veterans who live among us,” said Mayor Walsh.
Each flag represents a donation made to the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, which supports funeral costs, medical and mental health care, and other basic needs of veterans.