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星期三, 12月 14, 2016

Governor Charlie Baker Participates in Wreath Laying Ceremony at Yad Vashem

JERUSALEM – Governor Charlie Baker participated yesterday with First Lady Lauren Baker and their son, Charlie Baker Jr., in a Wreath Laying Ceremony at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. Yad Vashem was established in 1953, as the world center for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust.  After touring the museum, mission participants gathered in the Hall of Remembrance for a memorial ceremony. The Governor and First Lady lit a flame in remembrance and laid a wreath. At the conclusion of the tour at the Children’s Memorial, the Governor signed a memorial book.

“I was deeply moved by what I saw.  The human horror of the Holocaust must never be forgotten.  On behalf of the people of the Commonwealth, I was honored and humbled to be able to pay respects to the millions of innocent lives taken during this terrible time,”said Governor Charlie Baker. “I am confident the good people of Massachusetts will never forget the memories of those who were lost, and will honor the strength and courage of the survivors who endured unimaginable pain and cruelty. The museum, and the story it tells, stands as a constant reminder that it is up to all of us to promote tolerance, acceptance and human rights.”