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CHICOPEE – In support of the order by Governor Charlie Baker, Mayor John L. Vieau has asked that ALL U.S. flags be flown at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, April 5, 2020, to mark solemn respect in honor of the United States military veterans and residents at the Holyoke Soldiers Home, who passed away this week in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
“As a City, we are saddened to hear about the Holyoke Soldiers Home. I want to take a moment to thank Governor Baker, all of the employees, and medical staff who for taking necessary action. Our condolences to the families that lost loved ones. We have great pride in the men and women who serve and protect us, but it is times like these that we are reminded of how precious their lives really are." expressed Mayor John L. Vieau. “We continue to send our well-wishes and words of encouragement to all those helping to try to restore some level of normalcy for those who are residing or under the care of the Holyoke Soldiers Home. They will always be honored and remembered.”