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Three Local WWII Veterans Receive Légion d’Honneur Awards Posted on Mar 25

Three Local WWII Veterans Receive Légion d’Honneur Awards

Three WWII American veterans who are residents of the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home were recently bestowed France’s highest honor, the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honor). Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services, Francisco Ureña, joined the French Consul General, Valéry Freland, to present France’s highest   …Continue Reading Three Local WWII Veterans Receive Légion d’Honneur Awards

Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event Posted on Nov 10

Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is proud to honor all of those who have served our country in the armed forces this Veteran’s Day. Massachusetts is also proud to have a strong Women Veteran’s Network that acts as a central resource for women veterans. Established in   …Continue Reading Women Veterans Recognized for Service and Strong Network at Appreciation Event

Veterans’ Services Welcomes Medal of Honor Society Posted on Sep 16

Veterans’ Services Welcomes Medal of Honor Society

Seven Blackhawk helicopters swooped down on Boston Common today and each delivered a hero to the city. They arrived separately but are joined together by an uncommon bond. They have received the highest military honor bestowed. The Medal of Honor. The dramatic arrival was fit   …Continue Reading Veterans’ Services Welcomes Medal of Honor Society

Veterans – Get a Beautiful Smile for FREE! Posted on Jun 15

Veterans – Get a Beautiful Smile for FREE!

On Saturday, June 27, Aspen Dental teams will be providing an opportunity for veterans to receive free dental care. This will be one of the largest single-day dental health initiatives for veterans ever. During the appointments, dental teams will be focusing on the most urgent   …Continue Reading Veterans – Get a Beautiful Smile for FREE!

Secretary Polanowicz Gets Vets’ Plates: Here’s How You Can Too! Posted on Sep 19

Secretary Polanowicz Gets Vets’ Plates: Here’s How You Can Too!

On September 19, Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz visited the new Haymarket Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) location and joined Registrar Celia Blue to get his veteran license plates for his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Secretary Polanowicz, an Army veteran and West Point graduate, joins tens of thousands of Massachusetts veterans   …Continue Reading Secretary Polanowicz Gets Vets’ Plates: Here’s How You Can Too!

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

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month!

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 Posted on Mar 19

Fling into Spring with the Women Veterans’ Network March 29

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

Boots to Business: Connecting Vets to Employment Opportunities Posted on Jan 28

Boots to Business: Connecting Vets to Employment Opportunities

January is National Mentoring Month. The Commonwealth has several unique and specialized mentoring programs, one of which is the The Boots to Business Veteran Mentorship Program. In partnership with the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS), the Labor and Workforce Development Division of Career Services, and the Greater   …Continue Reading Boots to Business: Connecting Vets to Employment Opportunities

Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Supports Honor Flight New England Posted on Nov 19

Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Supports Honor Flight New England

On Dec. 7, a community partnership will remember Pearl Harbor Day by pledging to support World War II Veterans from the Pioneer Valley on a special flight to Washington D.C. A committee of veteran organizations and community partners will be sending applications for area World   …Continue Reading Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Supports Honor Flight New England

9th Annual Women Veterans Appreciation Day at the State House Posted on Nov 7

9th Annual Women Veterans Appreciation Day at the State House

Remarks by Secretary Polanowicz at Women Veterans Appreciation Day Good Morning, thank you Coleman for that introduction, and thank you to the Women Veterans Network for inviting me here and giving me a few moments to appreciate our Commonwealth’s women veterans, who have done so much for   …Continue Reading 9th Annual Women Veterans Appreciation Day at the State House