Spirit of Springfield
Special Edition
We are so very proud of Springfield, its residents, businesses and City Departments. We came together as a community to honor Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan. There was 
a great out pouring of support from the citizens who lined the street with flags to the businesses who made donations.

Judy Matt
Salute to Gunnery Sergeant Tom Sullivan
The Community's 

Camaraderie Came Through

The Spirit of Springfield was honored to play a small part in the tribute to Gunnery Sergeant Tom Sullivan.  When we asked for support and assistance, the answer was always "yes."  Companies, organizations and individuals gave generously from 90
Meat Outlet/Armata's who donated hamburgers and hot dogs to the Springfield Patrolmen's Union who
cooked them. Springfield College opened their dorms to the visiting U.S. Marines and Peter Pan Bus Lines transported them.

When it came to the City of
Springfield Departments, they worked like a well-oiled team. The electricians from Facilities Management installed fans at Holy Cross Church, the Park Department made sure the neighborhood was pristine, the
Fire Department draped the flag across Sumner Avenue and the Police Department provided escorts, public safety and traffic control with Public Works.

The Dropkick Murphy's showed their support by performing for the Sullivan Family and GySGT Sullivan's Marine Family, as did 80 bagpipers.
Note from Mayor Sarno

Thank you all for once again stepping up when Springfield needed you

the most. The services for Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan was befitting of the legacy of service and sacrifice he leaves with us. The outpouring of support was of great comfort to 

the family and they are most appreciative for all of your efforts. 


Thank you again and God Bless,

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno


God Bless Gunnery Sergeant Tom Sullivan, his family and the U. S. Marine Corps!
Thank You Donors

90 Meat Outlet/Armata's

A.L. Cignoli Company

Town of Agawam

Allied Waste/Republic  Services

Always Fresh Bakery

American Medical Response

American Red Cross

Baystate Health

Big Y World Class Market

Brodeur Campbell Fence

Charlie Arment Trucking

City of Springfield

C. J.'s Towing

Columbia Gas of 


Dropkick Murphy's

Eastern States Exposition

Eastman Chemical

Elegant Affairs

First Student

Focus Springfield


GZA Environmental, Inc.

Gleason Johndrow Landscaping

Guardian Soldiers

Hampden County Sheriff's Department

Hartline Striping-Sealcoating

Hastie Fence

Holy Cross Church

International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #364

Jerome's Party Plus

K-9 First Responders Inc.

Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club

Longmeadow Fire 


Martin Family (Dunkin Donuts)

Massachusetts Emergency 

Management Agency

Massachusetts State Police

McNamara Waste Services

Mercy Medical Center

MGM Springfield

Michael's Party Rentals

Nathan Bill's Staff

Neal Committee


Northern Tree Service

Palazzo Cafe

Patriot Guard Riders

Paul E. Caron Associates


Pepperidge Farms

Peter Pan Bus Lines

Pioneer Valley Transit     


St. Anthony's Catholic Church Maronite Rite

Salema Family (Dunkin Donuts)

Sampson's Funeral Home

Six Flags New England

Smith & Wesson

Spirit of Springfield

Springfield College

The Republican

Thomsen Foodservice

Universal Electric

Val Pak of Western Massachusetts

Western Massachusetts 


Williams Distributing

Zasco Productions

 and many more!