Veterans of Foreign Wars
Department of Massachusetts
24 Beacon Street Room 546-1 State House
Boston, MA 02133
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Department of Massachusetts
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Massachusetts VFW to Provide VA Claim help to Worcester Area Veterans. Worcester, MA –The Massachusetts Department of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is now offering Worcester area veterans and their families help in processing VA claims. Of the roughly 379,000 veterans who call Massachusetts home, over 49,000 live in Worcester County. Our VFW State Service Officer will be working out of the Project New Hope Inc. Non-Profit Veterans Organization office located at 70 James Street in Worcester Street for three Saturdays every month from 8:30 am until 4:00 p.m. Sarting with this coming Saturday, December 16th, the schedule will be as follows:
Jan 6, 2018
Jan 20, 2018
Jan 27, 2018
Feb 3, 2018
Feb 17, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
When meeting with the VFW service officer, veterans should have a copy of their DD-214 paperwork. All information shared is confidential. There is no cost to the veteran for these services. With this coverage, the Massachusetts VFW is now offering these services statewide and continuing to live up to its motto “No one does more for veterans.” #vfwstrong
Massachusetts VFW celebrates groundbreaking for new post building. Somerville, MA–Members of the George Dilboy VFW Post in Somerville celebrated the groundbreaking for their new home on Summer street today. Many dignitaries were on hand for the event including Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Massachusetts State Commander Eric Segundo, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Tom Kelly, Post 529 Commander Bob Hardy,
Somerville Military Affairs and Veterans Services Commissioner Bryan P. Bishop and Lisa Gould, President of the Post 529 Auxiliary Unit. The new post building was made possible by the collaborative efforts of members of the post, City of Somerville officials and the developer of the property, The Dakota Partners, LLC., and is expected to be completed before Veterans Day in 2018.
VFW Post 529, named after PVT 1st Class George Dilboy, who was killed in action on July 18, 1918 at Belleau France during WWI, was chartered on October 13, 1920. Over the course of its long history it has been the home to veterans of all eras. In addition to taking part in Somerville’s Veterans Day and Memorial Day events, the post is involved with giving out scholarships, helping local veterans when needed, and in hosting a multitude of social events throughout the year. Over three dozen current members of the post came out on this nice November day to witness the historic event along with onlookers and members of the construction crew.
Massachusetts VFW State Commander Eric Segundo said, "This historic groundbreaking is proof that the Veterans of Foreign Wars is committed to being here for our veterans and their communities for many generations to come. This new building will ensure the history and the lineage of this post will remain and serve as a reminder of the sacrifices of all the veterans who have come before us." Post Commander Bob Hardy, a Vietnam Veteran, said, "This new building is for our newest veterans and those who will follow them. World War II and Korean War veterans handed it to us Vietnam veterans and now we want to hand it off to the veterans of the War on Terror. Our goal is to have the post used by the members, by the community and by the veterans who live nearby for years to come." According to Commander Hardy, the idea for the building was first talked about in 2008. After nine years he said he was relieved to see it finally happening. He thanked the City of Somerville and the developing partners for helping to make this project a reality for the post.
Chelsea, MA- The Department of Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars presented a check to The Soldiers' Home in Chelsea on December 28th on behalf of Malden VFW Post 639. The donation in the amount of $15,000 will go to the Quigley Hospital Recreation Fund which support a wide variety of recreational activities that meet the physical, social, and emotional needs of the veterans who call Chelsea home. These activities revolve around physical group exercise, arts and crafts, bingo, current events, group outings, and many other social functions, including celebrations for all holidays. Present for the presentation was Past State Commander and Chairmen of the Soldiers Home Board of Trustee, Raymond C. O’Brien, State Commander Eric Segundo, State Jr. Vice Jeff Najarjan, State Surgeon Christine Tron, and Chief of Staff PSC George Murray.