A musical prelude was provided by the GHS Docksiders, followed by a moving rendition of “God Bless America” sung by Gordon Baird. The Presentation of Colors was given by the Gloucester High School ROTC. Mayor Sefatia’s grandchildren AJ, Bianca, and Emma, and niece Lia, led the Pledge of Allegiance and Alexandra Grace sang the national anthem. The Reverend Rona Tyndall and Father James Achadinha gave the invocation. Guest speaker Peter Anastas presented an inspiring speech. A glitch in the ceremonies arose when it was discovered there wasn’t a Bible in the house. Instead, a Bible app was used in its place!
Mayor Sefatia, the City Council, and School Committee took their oaths of office followed by a heartfelt speech given by the Mayor. Very special presentations by the Mayor were given to Daniel Ruberti and Amy-Elizabeth Geraghty.
Very best wishes to Mayor Sefatia Romeo Thekan, the new City Council, and School Committee!
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