The Massachusetts Lafayette Society is dedicated to celebrating the French-American Friendship from Lafayette to the Heroes of the Liberation of France.
In 1935, a law was enacted mandating the Governor of the Commonwealth to issue a proclamation on May 20 each year declaring that day to be the Massachusetts Lafayette Day. May 20, 1834 was the date of Lafayette's death. One of the principal functions of the Massachusetts Lafayette Society is to conduct the Massachusetts Lafayette Day exercises each year to educate the public about General Lafayette and the role of France in the American Revolution.
"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. "