Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services

Town of Kingston Veterans’ Services Kingston Department of Veterans' Services main mission is to advocate for Kingston veterans and their families. We assist veterans in obtaining Federal, State and Local benefits they are entitled to.

Please be advised that Massachusetts, Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwe...
04/13/2021

Please be advised that Massachusetts, Governor Charles D. Baker has ordered that the United States flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff at all state buildings on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in honor and remembrance of United States Capitol Police Officer William Evans, a native of North Adams, Massachusetts, who will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on this day.

See below...there are lots of options this week for any veteran still searching for a vaccination. These clinics are ope...
04/06/2021

See below...there are lots of options this week for any veteran still searching for a vaccination. These clinics are open to veterans all ages and their spouses or caregivers.

Kingston helping Kingston.....Jonathan Barnett and Tom Bouchard deliver an electric scooter, donated by the Barnett fami...
03/29/2021

Kingston helping Kingston.....Jonathan Barnett and Tom Bouchard deliver an electric scooter, donated by the Barnett family, to WWII Kingston veteran Richard Lansing. His daughter, Shelley Lansing, was there to learn how to operate the scooter and thank the donors. #thankaveteran #neighborshelpingneighbors

If you know a Vietnam Veteran, take the time to thank them today....National Vietnam War Veterans Day. 🇺🇸
03/29/2021

If you know a Vietnam Veteran, take the time to thank them today....National Vietnam War Veterans Day. 🇺🇸

If you know a Vietnam Veteran, take the time to thank them today....National Vietnam War Veterans Day. 🇺🇸

Today is National Medal of Honor Recognition Day. Today we acknowledge the extreme acts of heroism and bravery displayed...
03/25/2021

Today is National Medal of Honor Recognition Day. Today we acknowledge the extreme acts of heroism and bravery displayed by all Medal of Honor recipients and pay tribute to those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve, receiving our nation’s highest medal for valor in combat. Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Today is National Medal of Honor Recognition Day. Today we acknowledge the extreme acts of heroism and bravery displayed by all Medal of Honor recipients and pay tribute to those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve, receiving our nation’s highest medal for valor in combat. Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

There will be a virtual career fair on April 8th from 12-3 pm held by Veterans, Inc. for any veteran seeking employment....
03/22/2021

There will be a virtual career fair on April 8th from 12-3 pm held by Veterans, Inc. for any veteran seeking employment. Featured jobs include security and healthcare positions as well as skilled labor and manufacturing positions. See below.

There will be a virtual career fair on April 8th from 12-3 pm held by Veterans, Inc. for any veteran seeking employment. Featured jobs include security and healthcare positions as well as skilled labor and manufacturing positions. See below.

A veterans food distribution drive thru event will be held Saturday, March 20th from 10 am to 1 pm at Plymouth VFW Post ...
03/18/2021

A veterans food distribution drive thru event will be held Saturday, March 20th from 10 am to 1 pm at Plymouth VFW Post #1822 located at 22 Seven Hills Road, Plymouth, MA. A box of non perishable food is available to all veterans who attend. Spread the word!

A veterans food distribution drive thru event will be held Saturday, March 20th from 10 am to 1 pm at Plymouth VFW Post #1822 located at 22 Seven Hills Road, Plymouth, MA. A box of non perishable food is available to all veterans who attend. Spread the word!

Boston VA is now vaccinating veterans of all ages who are enrolled in VA healthcare. Call 857-203-3919 to schedule an ap...
03/09/2021

Boston VA is now vaccinating veterans of all ages who are enrolled in VA healthcare. Call 857-203-3919 to schedule an appointment. If you need assistance getting enrolled in VA healthcare, please call the Veterans office at 781-585-0515.

Boston VA is now vaccinating veterans of all ages who are enrolled in VA healthcare. Call 857-203-3919 to schedule an appointment. If you need assistance getting enrolled in VA healthcare, please call the Veterans office at 781-585-0515.

03/05/2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will reduce the premiums for all Veterans insured under the Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) program, effective April 1.

Premiums for VGLI will be reduced by an average of 7% across all age groups. These premium reductions will ensure that VGLI remains a cost-effective option for Veterans who choose VA insurance products. The reduction in VGLI premiums will make life insurance even more affordable for our nation’s Veterans. We are excited to offer our Veterans better rates for their life insurance as they transition to civilian life.

With approximately 437,000 Veterans insured by VGLI, the program allows separating service members to continue their Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage as a renewable term insurance policy after leaving service.

Separating service members normally have 240 days after leaving the military to apply for VGLI without proof of good health, if they apply after the 240-day period, they will need to submit proof of good health. To offer more flexibility to separating service members during the COVID-19 pandemic, VA is temporarily extending the application deadlines for VGLI by an additional 90 days beyond the initial 240-day period. This enrollment extension will remain in effect until June 2021.

VA is dedicated to ensuring that all Veterans receive the benefits they have earned and will ensure it has the resources in place to meet the needs of all Veterans. Thank you for your continued support of VA and our joint partnerships.

Thank you,
Thomas Murphy,
Acting Under Secretary for Benefits,
Veterans Benefits Administration
Department of Veterans Affairs

The VA  located in Bedford, Massachusetts has opened Covid vaccinations to ALL enrolled veterans with NO age restriction...
02/26/2021

The VA located in Bedford, Massachusetts has opened Covid vaccinations to ALL enrolled veterans with NO age restrictions. This only applies to the Bedford Facility.

The VA located in Bedford, Massachusetts has opened Covid vaccinations to ALL enrolled veterans with NO age restrictions. This only applies to the Bedford Facility.

REMINDER: The Boston VA will be vaccinating veterans age 55+ and enrolled in VA healthcare on Saturday in Plymouth.
02/25/2021

REMINDER: The Boston VA will be vaccinating veterans age 55+ and enrolled in VA healthcare on Saturday in Plymouth.

REMINDER: The Boston VA will be vaccinating veterans age 55+ and enrolled in VA healthcare on Saturday in Plymouth.

URGENT - THE VA VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY IN PLYMOUTH HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, FEBRARY 27TH....
02/18/2021

URGENT - THE VA VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY IN PLYMOUTH HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, FEBRARY 27TH. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!

URGENT - THE VA VACCINATION CLINIC SCHEDULED FOR THIS SATURDAY IN PLYMOUTH HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, FEBRARY 27TH. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!

ATTENTION LOCAL VETERANS: The VA will be holding a COVID vaccination clinic in PLYMOUTH this Saturday, February 20th for...
02/16/2021

ATTENTION LOCAL VETERANS: The VA will be holding a COVID vaccination clinic in PLYMOUTH this Saturday, February 20th for veterans (age 55+) enrolled in VA Healthcare. See details below.

ATTENTION LOCAL VETERANS: The VA will be holding a COVID vaccination clinic in PLYMOUTH this Saturday, February 20th for veterans (age 55+) enrolled in VA Healthcare. See details below.

Good news....the VA is now vaccinating all veterans who are enrolled and 55+. If you would like to schedule an appointme...
02/12/2021

Good news....the VA is now vaccinating all veterans who are enrolled and 55+.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 857-203-3919.
If you are not yet enrolled in VA Healthcare but would like to get enrolled to get the vaccine you must first call 877-222-8387.

Good news....the VA is now vaccinating all veterans who are enrolled and 55+.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call 857-203-3919.
If you are not yet enrolled in VA Healthcare but would like to get enrolled to get the vaccine you must first call 877-222-8387.

Read eligibility requirements. You must be enrolled in VA Healthcare.
02/10/2021

Read eligibility requirements. You must be enrolled in VA Healthcare.

Read eligibility requirements. You must be enrolled in VA Healthcare.

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the C...
02/05/2021

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Friday, February 5, 2021 the day of interment, in honor of Massachusetts Air National Guard (MANG) Sergeant Christopher Murdock Delano, of Middleboro, MA, who passed away on January 29, 2021.
Funeral Services for USANG Sergeant Delano will take place at the Bourne National Cemetery in Bourne, MA.

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the C...
01/25/2021

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Monday, January 25th, the day of interment, in honor of Staff Sergeant James Lynch Wento, US Army, a native of Lynn, Massachusetts, who passed away on January 5, 2021 in South Korea.

The Support the Troops tree at town hall reminds us all to take a moment to remember those Service Members currently ser...
12/24/2020

The Support the Troops tree at town hall reminds us all to take a moment to remember those Service Members currently serving around the world to keep us safe and will not be home for the holidays. #supportthetroops

Kingston's Hometown Heroes Spotlight for December 2020 features Peter Manning, US Airforce. Be sure to read Peter's full...
12/21/2020

Kingston's Hometown Heroes Spotlight for December 2020 features Peter Manning, US Airforce. Be sure to read Peter's full bio on the Veterans page of Kingston's website. We thank you for your service Peter. Stay safe! 🇺🇸 #kingstonhometownheroes

The Kingston Collection bringing Holiday Spirit to Veterans families! Yesterday, the Kingston Collection team delivered ...
12/17/2020

The Kingston Collection bringing Holiday Spirit to Veterans families! Yesterday, the Kingston Collection team delivered a truck load of presents for distribution to Kingston Veterans families. Thanks to David Gilmore and his entire staff for their enormous effort in brightening the holidays of our veterans.

Happy Birthday US National Guard. Always there. Always ready.
12/13/2020

Happy Birthday US National Guard. Always there. Always ready.

RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO SERVED....Veterans who come to Town Hall will now find a parking space reserved specifically for ...
12/10/2020

RESERVED FOR THOSE WHO SERVED....Veterans who come to Town Hall will now find a parking space reserved specifically for them. It's just a small way for our community to honor our veterans and their service. #thankaveteran

Thanks to two Kingston veterans and town employees for assisting with the creation and installation of the new sign.....Paul Basler (US Navy 1984-1990), Superintendent of Streets, Trees and Parks, and Bradford Norman (US Coast Guard 1971-1979), Facilities Manager.

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Kingston Service Members around the globe! The students and instructors of the SKILLS USA and ...
12/08/2020

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Kingston Service Members around the globe! The students and instructors of the SKILLS USA and CTE program at Silver Lake High School are an amazing group. They recently organized a donation drive within the CTE program for Holiday Care Package items to be sent to Active Duty Kingston Service Members. The boxes have been packed, shipped and are on their way with our thanks and gratitude to 7 Kingston Service Members for the holidays.

Special thanks to SKILLS USA Officers: Kiley O'Brien, Lillian Beauchesne, Kaelani Champignie and Erica Drolette as well as CTE instructors James Kenney, Anthony Ruffini and Stephen Woolson.

Note: If you know of an Active Duty Kingston Service Member that you would like us to include in the next mailing, please contact [email protected].

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
12/07/2020

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

On this day in 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy led a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Station Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Four U.S. Navy battleships were sunk, and nearly 20 ships plus hundreds of aircraft were crippled. 2,403 Americans - both military personnel and civilians - were killed. The tragedy marked a pivotal point in American history, as it spurred the U.S. to enter World War II. In memory of the lives lost, Congress declared December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

This year marks the 79th anniversary of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Though almost eight decades have passed, the lives of the fallen, as well as those who served in WWII, will never be forgotten. We remember and honor them for their courage and the sacrifices they made to protect this country.

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the C...
12/02/2020

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the day of funeral service, in honor of Staff Sergeant Mark Anthony Johnson, US Army, of Agawam, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 14, 2020 in Fort Hood, Texas.

Funeral Services for U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Mark Johnson will take place at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam, MA.

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the C...
11/19/2020

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Thursday, November 19, the day of interment, in honor of Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour, US Army, a native of Arlington, Massachusetts, who passed away on November 12, 2020 in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.
Warrant Officer Ghabour will be laid to rest at the Cedar Knoll Cemetery in East Taunton, Massachusetts.

Neighbor helping neighbor: David Walmsley and William Finn deliver 16 Thanksgiving turkeys and dinner fixings for distri...
11/18/2020

Neighbor helping neighbor: David Walmsley and William Finn deliver 16 Thanksgiving turkeys and dinner fixings for distribution to Kingston Veterans. Halifax VFW Post 6258 generously donated all the food, as they have done for many years. Thank you! Special thanks also to Halifax Walmart for donating 10 of the turkeys.

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the C...
11/14/2020

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, November 14, 2020, the day of interment, in honor of USMC First Lieutenant Mark N. Brunelle of Oakham, Massachusetts, who passed away on October 31, 2020.
Lieutenant Brunelle will be laid to rest at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Oakham, MA.

Veterans Day looked a little different this year but it was a true small town celebration of Kingston Veterans today. Th...
11/11/2020

Veterans Day looked a little different this year but it was a true small town celebration of Kingston Veterans today. Thanks to the Silver Lake High School student volunteers who welcomed veterans with signs of appreciation and distributed 100 hot meals. Also, special thanks to veteran Janet Holmes for making meal deliveries to our homebound veterans. #veteransdayma

Tune into PACTV Kingston Government channel Comcast 15/Verizon 42 today at 11 am for a virtual Veterans Day Ceremony pre...
11/11/2020

Tune into PACTV Kingston Government channel Comcast 15/Verizon 42 today at 11 am for a virtual Veterans Day Ceremony presented by the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services. The ceremony will be shown at the following times throughout the week. Be sure to check it out.
Monday-Friday at 11 am, 3 pm, 5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm

Veterans Day 2020 - Today, we thank all Veterans, past and present, for their courage and sacrifice in defending our fre...
11/11/2020

Veterans Day 2020 - Today, we thank all Veterans, past and present, for their courage and sacrifice in defending our freedom. #veteransdayma

Happy 245th Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps #MarineCorps#MAVeterans
11/10/2020

Happy 245th Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps
#MarineCorps
#MAVeterans

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the C...
10/31/2020

Please be advised that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has ordered that the United States of America flag and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts flag be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset at all state buildings on Saturday, October 31, 2020, the day of interment, in honor of U.S. Army Specialist Fallon M. Boyle of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Specialist Boyle passed away on October 27, 2020.

Thank you to our neighbors in the the Arbor Hills Community who donated $3820 to the Kingston Veterans Donation Fund las...
10/28/2020

Thank you to our neighbors in the the Arbor Hills Community who donated $3820 to the Kingston Veterans Donation Fund last week! These funds were raised through the Arbor Hills Thanksgiving and Helping Others Project and will be used to meet the emergency needs of Kingston veterans and their families.

Introducing a new series called Kingston's Hometown Heroes Spotlight Series featuring Service Members currently serving ...
10/09/2020

Introducing a new series called Kingston's Hometown Heroes Spotlight Series featuring Service Members currently serving and those who have served our Nation in the past. Check out our first Hometown Hero, Nicholas LaPlante Johnson, US NAVY, and be sure to read his full bio on the Veterans page on Kingston's website. #kingstonhometownheroes

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