November 11 is Veterans Day – a day to honor the men and women who have served bravely on behalf of our nation. It’s a time to celebrate their commitment, their selfless service, and the sacrifices they have made so all Americans can enjoy freedom.
Every city and town in the Commonwealth has a Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO) to help veterans learn about and apply for a range of federal, state, and local benefits to which veterans and their dependents may be entitled.
Additionally, the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) assists veterans with:
Qualifying veterans receive financial assistance for food, shelter, clothing, housing supplies, and medical care.
Veterans can receive job-search assistance from Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVERS) at the One-Stop Career Centers located across the state.
Veterans can enroll in VA Healthcare, find information on VA Healthcare locations, Women’s Health, and the Transitional Assistance Program (TAP) — an intensive five-day course designed to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian life.
Celebrate our Veterans this Veterans Day. Participate in Veterans Day events across the country on November 11, 2013, and #ThankAVet on social media or tweet us @MassGOV with #HonoringVets.
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Volunteering: Making a Difference in Massachusetts posted on Dec 18
Volunteering can be a satisfying and worthwhile experience for everyone. Donating your time, talent, and effort are small ways to make a significant difference in your community. Many volunteer opportunities exist throughout Massachusetts that enable you to get involved in your community and improve the …Continue Reading Volunteering: Making a Difference in Massachusetts
Safe Toys and Gifts for Children posted on Dec 17
Children love receiving gifts and presents around the holidays, and the excitement that comes from unwrapping a gift can fill a house with joy. While toys are meant to be fun and entertaining, they can pose several safety risks. In 2013 there were approximately 256,700 …Continue Reading Safe Toys and Gifts for Children