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Please be advised that City offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday

Category: Veterans’ Services

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

PACT Act News

***To all of my Veteran Friends and their Families*** For those of you that qualify for benefits under the newly passed “PACT Act”; You only have until Aug 9th to file your claim, or intent to file a claim, in order to take advantage of retro payments under this law! If you don’t know if … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: B-17 Memorial Event 2023

CONTACT INFORMATION: Mt. Tom B-17 Memorial Committee Rick Lee, press contact (413) 535-6718 raalee@outlook.com RELEASE DATE: Immediate Remembrance of Servicemen lost in 1946 B-17 Crash Open to the public tribute Holyoke, Massachusetts, June 30, 2023 — The annual remembrance of the June 9, 1946, B-17 crash which took the lives of twenty-five young men returning … Continued

Veterans’ Services – Office Closure

Dear Veterans and families, Please be informed the Veterans’ Services Department has made changes to their schedule. We will be closed Monday, June 5th through Friday June 9th, for training. Normal hours will resume on Monday, June 12th, 2023. For any questions or concerns, please contact us at the information provided below. Thank you. Luz … 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 Day Ceremony to be held Friday at War Memorial Building

Photo credit: Holyoke veterans services Photo caption: Dress uniforms of veterans who served in three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries will be on display at the War Memorial Building during the Veterans Day event from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.   HOLYOKE — United Veterans of Holyoke and … 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

MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE PASSES BILL SUPPORTING VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES

The following was retrieved from https://senatorjohnvelis.com/massachusetts-legislature-passes-bill-supporting-veterans-and-military-families/   (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

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