Representative Ferrante speaks during the Memorial Day ceremony in Gloucester

Representative Ferrante has been a long-time supporter of the veterans of Cape Ann.  She co-sponsored the legislation that designated the Route 128 extension as a Purple Heart Highway to pay tribute to those veterans who received the Purple Heart after being injured during their time of service.  She also voted for the Valor Act – a bill that expands financial, housing and education benefits and many other services to veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families.  Representative Ferrante also started the “Flag Initiative” where every school in Gloucester would receive two flags, one representing the Commonwealth and the second being the POW flag. She began this initiative in November 2013 at the Veteran’s School where fifth graders wrote essays titled “What Veteran’s Day Means to Me.”