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March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month!

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month! posted on Mar 28

Not only veterans suffer from head trauma. In fact, did you know that 2.4 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year? And that in Massachusetts there were 68,285 cases that involved a traumatic brain injury in 2010 alone? That’s why the Massachusetts’ Rehab Commission   …Continue Reading March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month!

Fling into Spring with the Women Veterans’ Network March 29

Fling into Spring with the Women Veterans’ Network March 29 posted on Mar 19

The MA Women Veterans’ Network (WVN) and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology are hosting a Women Veterans’ Spring Fling on Saturday, March 29, 2014. According to Viviana Marcotte, an Iraq War veteran and coordinator of the WVN for the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, Spring Fling   …Continue Reading Fling into Spring with the Women Veterans’ Network March 29

Hometown Glory

Hometown Glory posted on Feb 28

Ever hear of or see the the movie Glory, starring Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington? Well, that is of our Commonwealth’s very own 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The 54th Volunteer Regiment was the first organized regiment of the US Army that was comprised of African American soldiers.   …Continue Reading Hometown Glory

Honoring African-American History Month: The Wereth Eleven

Honoring African-American History Month: The Wereth Eleven posted on Feb 7

The Battle of the Bulge was the deadliest and most desperate battle of World War II. Among the dead were the Wereth 11. The group was comprised of eleven black soldiers from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, an African-American Battalion from the United States. The   …Continue Reading Honoring African-American History Month: The Wereth Eleven

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr: Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question posted on Jan 20

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an activist for civil rights and often spoke about strengthening the community by alleviating poverty, ending racism, and creating a mutual understanding and love between people. Since MLK Day was established, it has been an initiative to give back   …Continue Reading Honoring Martin Luther King Jr: Life’s Most Persistent and Urgent Question

DVS Joins Wreaths Across America

DVS Joins Wreaths Across America posted on Dec 20

As another round of holidays is upon us, we are reminded of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, and the families who will never be able to take a full family picture again.  Each year, Wreaths Across America  honors these lost family members by   …Continue Reading DVS Joins Wreaths Across America

Women Veterans Network Award for Outstanding Female Veteran Nominations Open

Women Veterans Network Award for Outstanding Female Veteran Nominations Open posted on Oct 8

Calling all Deborah Sampsons! The Department of Veterans’ Services Women Veterans Network presents the Deborah Sampson Award each year to an outstanding female veteran. This prestigious award is given to a Massachusetts resident that has played an exceptional role in their community and in their military career.   …Continue Reading Women Veterans Network Award for Outstanding Female Veteran Nominations Open