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, singer, voice teacher and choral conductor of Profound Sound Voice Studio, pre-recorded singing, the National Anthem.
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 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts whose focused on moving Massachusetts forward through bipartisan, results-driven leadership.
Senator John Velis, 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District, U.S. Army Reserves, and combat veteran
Colonel Tom Bladen Commander 104th Fighter Wing, Barrnes Air National Guard Base
Lieutenant Colonel Travis Board, Vice Wing Commander, Westover Air Reserve Base.
Dr. Roy H. Saigo, Interim President, Westfield State University
Secretary Cheryl Lussier Poppe, MA Secretary for the Department of Veterans’ Services
Reverend Barbara Hesse, Pastor, United Church of Christ, Second Congregational in Westfield