General Laws

[ Text of section added by 2014, 84 effective July 22, 2014. See also, Section 15SSSSS added by 2014, 122, below.]

  Section 15SSSSS. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart the second Thursday in April, or such other Thursday if in conjunction with a federally recognized National Volunteer Week, as Massachusetts Service and Volunteerism Day, to honor and recognize the important contributions made by corps members and volunteers in the commonwealth, and recommending that it be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.

Chapter 6: Section 15SSSSS. United States Army Birthday Day

[ Text of section added by 2014, 122 effective June 6, 2014. See also, Section 15SSSSS added by 2014, 84, above.]

  Section 15SSSSS. The governor shall annually issue a proclamation setting apart June 14 as United States Army Birthday Day, in recognition of the designation by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia to adopt the New England Militias around Boston on June 14, 1775 and the Congress further resolved to form a committee to bring in a draft of rules and regulations for the government of the Army; and in recognition of those who have served and those who are currently serving in the United States Army, Army Reserve and Massachusetts Army National Guard and recommending that the day be observed in an appropriate manner by the people.