On May 27, Massachusetts Military Heroes held its 12th annual Memorial Day Flag Garden ceremony, with families from across the state gathering on the Boston Common to remember their loved ones. Serving as a striking visual backdrop for this event were 37,342 newly-planted flags, each representing a Massachusetts resident who has died in military service to our nation since the Revolutionary War.
In his remarks, Governor Charlie Baker noted that "The one thing I have heard time and time again from Gold Star families, in my conversations with them over the years, is ... 'I hope you never forget and you always take time to honor and remember those who have made possible through their sacrifices all that we hold dear, here in Massachusetts, and across the country.'"
We here at The Capitol View will never forget the many men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. They gave their lives on the field of battle not only so we can be free, but also to ensure that our children, our grandchildren and future generations of Americans can continue to enjoy the same freedoms. The Massachusetts House Republican Caucus salutes our fallen veterans and offers our enduring gratitude to them and to the families they left behind.