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Veterans Day 2014

Americans admire the selflessness, courage, and valor of current and former service members year-round. Veterans Day, however, is an occasion for the nation to publicly recognize those who bravely serve our country. On Nov. 11, join Massachusetts as we come together to remember and honor the veterans who defend our freedom. For information on events in your area, contact a local Veterans’ Service Officer (VSO).

Department of Veterans’ Services

The Commonwealth supports those who serve through the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS), which aims to improve the lives of those returning from duty and ease their transition to civilian life. Veterans’ Service Officers (VSO) dedicate themselves to helping veterans learn about local, state, and federal benefits while assisting them with the application processes.

Programs and Services

While each of the available benefits and services addresses a different set of needs, they all share the universal goal of providing assistance to our veterans, and their families.

  • Some veterans’ dependents can participate in state and federal family benefits programs, including financial assistance for food, clothing, and medical aid.
  • Additionally, Massachusetts has three veterans’ cemeteries, where certain eligible veterans and family members can be buried.

For additional details about veteran-related programs and services, speak with your local VSO.

How will you be celebrating Veterans Day? Tweet us @MassGov and don’t forget to #ThankAVet!

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