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WWII Monument Cleaned at Veterans Park

On Friday , July 28, 2023, TaMara of Historic Gravestone Services of New Salem, MA, beautifully cleaned the WW II Monument at Veterans Park. This cleaning process removed the vegetation – moss, dirt and weather damage to the monument. The monument now looks like it did when it was first completed. The monument itself, first … Continued

Accessing new toxic exposure health care and benefits

Provided by the US Department of Veteran Affairs. You may have heard about the new PACT Act that impacts millions of Veterans. This law allows VA to provide more services to more Veterans and survivors who were exposed to environmental toxins such as Agent Orange in Vietnam, burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, or other … Continued

Veterans’ Services Closed October 24 – October 27

Please be informed due to mandated annual training, the Holyoke Veterans’ Services Department will be closed from Monday, October 24th through Thursday, October 27th , 2022. Our office will resume normal business hours on Friday, October 28th , 2022. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at the information provided below. Thank you. Luz … Continued


The following was retrieved from   (BOSTON–07/29/2022) The Massachusetts Legislature today passed comprehensive legislation, An Act relative to military spouse-licensure portability, education and enrollment of dependents, addressing the Commonwealth’s most immediate needs in the veteran community and making necessary updates to service member quality-of-life issues and acknowledgements of our military branches and individual service, including supporting … Continued

PACT Act and your VA Benefits

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. This page will help answer your questions about what the PACT Act means … Continued

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VA Assistance to Help Avoid Eviction

On July 31, 2021, the extension of the national eviction moratorium — temporary ban on evictions implemented during the coronavirus pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — will end. This change will impact Americans, including Veterans, across the country who live in communities without local eviction moratoriums in place. VA is ready to assist Veterans … Continued

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