On behalf of the Commander-In-Chief, Governor Deval Patrick, and all the citizens of this great Commonwealth, I am exceptionally proud to extend our thanks for your fidelity, patriotism, service and sacrifice and for the impressive efforts that you perform as a member of the Massachusetts National Guard.
It is YOUR effort that has continued the strong legacy of defending our homeland both at home and abroad. I could not be prouder of your selfless commitment that preserves our sacred gifts of hope, justice, equality and freedom.
My wife Rae, my daughter Emily and I wish you all a Safe, Healthy and Happy Holiday Season! We also look forward to your safe return home.