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Secretary Francisco Urena

Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco Ureña Reads Proclamation of Massachusetts World War One Centennial Commission

On April 6, 2016, in the Flag Hall of the Massachusetts State House, the proclamation signed by Governor Charles Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Secretary of State William Galvin was read to a distinguished and varied audience by Secretary of Veterans Services Francisco Ureña. The program for the proclamation consisted of short speeches by General Leonid Kondratiuk, the historian of the Massachusetts National Guard; Stephen Taber; Roger Fisk, Director of Development of the national World War 1 Centennial Commission; Secretary Ureña; Secretary of Education Jim Peyser; Dan Leclerc, Lecturer on the Yankee Division; and a moment of silence led by Kathleen Lucero, president of the Woburn Historical Society. The commission was pleased to have the support and presence of the Massachusetts Military Historical Society, and the leadership of the American Legion, VFW and Military order of the World Wars attending as well.


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