Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined today with Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi, State Senator Adam Gomez, State Representatives Orlando Ramos, Carlos Gonzalez, and Jake Oliveira, City Councilors Maria Perez, Jesse Lederman, Lavar Click-Bruce, Justin Hurst, and Sean Curran, as well as Police Commissioner Norman Roldan, City Clerk and Elections Commissioner Gladys Oyola, and Mayoral Aid Genesis Velez along with residents for the City’s 33rd Annual Puerto Rican flag raising ceremony at City Hall to kick-off the beginning of Puerto Rican Heritage Month.
Mayor Sarno issued a proclamation declaring the month of November 2022 as ‘Puerto Rican Heritage Month’ in the City of Springfield. Betzaida Sierra performed the national anthem.
Mayor Sarno states, “It is important that we continue to honor and recognize our City’s Puerto Rican Heritage and the positive contributions and impact from our Puerto Rican community. I remember when we began this tradition over thirty-years ago, and the progress we have made as a city since then is measurable, and will continue. Springfield is proud of our diversity, especially our Puerto Rican community, and all of the many contributions upon our social, cultural, economic and military service to our city, state and country.”