Veterans Day Virtual Celebration

Today at Westfield State University we commemorate Veterans Day with a special pre-recorded Veterans Day kick-off ceremony. 

We celebrate Veterans Day this year to pay tribute to our Nation’s past, present, and newest veterans. With a special focus placed on Guard and Reserve members who are coming into their Veteran status (federal definition) during the global pandemic. 


Justina Golden

Justina Golden, singer, voice teacher and choral conductor of Profound Sound Voice Studio, pre-recorded singing, the National Anthem.


Father Savage

Father Warren Savage, Director and Catholic chaplain at the Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center at Westfield State University, delivers the invocation


Governor Charlie Baker

Governor Charlie Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts whose focused on moving Massachusetts forward through bipartisan, results-driven leadership.


Sen. John Velis:

Senator John Velis, 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District, U.S. Army Reserves, and combat veteran


Col. Tom Bladen

Colonel Tom Bladen Commander 104th Fighter Wing, Barrnes Air National Guard Base


Lt. Col. Travis Board

Lieutenant Colonel Travis Board, Vice Wing Commander, Westover Air Reserve Base.


Interim President, Roy Saigo

Dr. Roy H. Saigo, Interim President, Westfield State University


Secretary Poppe

Secretary Cheryl Lussier Poppe, MA Secretary for the Department of Veterans’ Services


Reverend Barbara Hesse

Reverend Barbara Hesse, Pastor, United Church of Christ, Second Congregational in Westfield


Veterans Day pre-recorded ceremony