WESTFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Dozens of people came together Saturday for the annual Lincoln Day Brunch.

The event, hosted by the Westfield Republican Committee, honored local community leaders and veterans for their service.

"The veterans that are here," Westfield 350 President Harry Rock tells us. "That have served our country, that have allowed us to have the quality of life we live, they are deserving of being recognized."

Harry Rock is being recognized for the work he has done as the president of the Westfield 350.

"It's our 350th anniversary of being a city so," continued Rock. "The mayor asked me to head up a committee to organize, and a celebration to recognize the achievement as a city."

Rock and volunteers have been working to put together lectures, different types of plates, and a couple of parades to celebrate the city of Westfield.

"I want to say thanks to all my volunteers, because," stated Rock. "They are the ones doing all the work, and also to all the heroes in the city that we are trying to recognize."

Jim Lyons, chairman of the Republican party, tells Western Mass News events like these are important to the community.

"We should remember," Lyons tells us. "Some of the sacrifices some of the sacrifices these folks have made to protect our freedom, because that's what America is built on, freedom."

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