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Let’s Welcome Home Our Vietnam Veterans

Let’s Welcome Home Our  Vietnam Veterans

By: John MacDonald – June, 2016 Veterans Assisting Veterans (VAV) has decided that the welcome home for our Vietnam Veterans is long overdue. On Saturday, September 17, 2016, VAV has…

CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

CORNER NAMED FOR PFC. THOMAS A. SULLIVAN, US ARMY ~ Valley Patriot of the Month

Last month, the City of Lawrence and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts recognized the heroism of World War II veteran and former Lawrence native, Thomas A. Sullivan of the Army’s 338th…

Wounded Vet Lobbies Legislature for Veteran Health Care Reform

Wounded Vet Lobbies Legislature for Veteran Health Care Reform

NEWBURY, MA – Newbury resident and wounded Iraqi war vet, Donald Jarvis, says he is tired of waiting for the VA or anyone else in the government to do something…

Respecting the Stars and Stripes: American Flag Etiquette

Respecting the Stars and Stripes: American Flag Etiquette

Flag-flying summers are packed with outdoor activities, barbecues and patriotic celebrations. While the American flag is often an important part of these celebrations, many of us have questions about how…

June, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – Baker Signs Public Records Bill

June, 2016 Print Edition of The Valley Patriot – Baker Signs Public Records Bill

Read Flip Page Viewer on Line  Download or View The June, 2016 edition of The Valley Patriot     Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot…

Valley Patriot of the Month – Sgt. RICHARD LUSSIER – U.S. Army Sgt. 78th Infantry Division

Valley Patriot of the Month – Sgt. RICHARD LUSSIER –  U.S. Army Sgt. 78th Infantry Division

NORTH ANDOVER – Last month The Valley Patriot went along with Gerard Maguire, the Veteran’s Services Coordinator for the towns of North Andover and Boxford as he delivered a custom…

Methuen Veteran’s Expo to be Held Wednesday, April, 27, 2016

Methuen Veteran’s Expo to be Held Wednesday, April, 27, 2016

   Methuen Mayor Stephen N. Zanni, the Methuen Senior Activity Center, and the Methuen Department of Veterans Affairs are sponsoring the 17th Annual Veterans Expo, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 2pm-5pm…

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

Local Heroes Honored with The Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., Public Safety Awards

    On March 16, 1990, Lawrence Police Officer Tom Duggan, Sr., lost his life in the line of duty. He was a man who loved being a police officer…

Four Local Veterans Bestowed “Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award” at Annual BASH!

Four Local Veterans Bestowed “Valley Patriot Hero Veteran Award” at Annual BASH!

    The Valley Patriot held our annual BASH last month, at the Relief’s In in Lawrence and granted four local veterans with The Valley Patriot Hero Veterans Award. Because honoring…

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #150, April, 2016 – Local Heroes Honored

The Valley Patriot Print Edition #150, April, 2016 – Local Heroes Honored

DOWNLOAD OR VIEW PDF of APRIL, 2016 Valley Patriot  Tom DugganTom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover Massachusetts, a #1 Best Selling Author,…

My Sister Was Killed ~ By Jeff Katz

My Sister Was Killed  ~ By Jeff Katz

By: Jeff Katz: March, 2016 I was just putting the finishing touches on my column about the current electoral scene. A helping of Super Tuesday, dash of Trump, sprinkle of Clinton…

Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for the 12th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night

Valley Patriot Announces Nominees for the 12th Anniversary BASH Scholarship and Award Night

The Valley Patriot newspaper has announced the nominees for the 2016 Valley Patriot BASH Awards. Winners will be announced at the Valley Patriot’s 12th Anniversary BASH ceremony on March 25th at the Firefighter’s…

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Continuing our Focus on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic  ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen Ives Dec. 2015 The Massachusetts Senate recently completed the first year of a two-year legislative session by sending to the governor’s desk legislation for increased penalties for…

Women In Combat

Women In Combat

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov. 2015 Over this past summer, we saw two women graduate from the Army’s Ranger School, our military’s premier course for both leadership and…

VAV Donates 26 Copies of “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

VAV Donates 26 Copies of  “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” To All 1st Grade Classrooms in Methuen

METHUEN – Francisco Urena, Massachusetts Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs, is recommending a children’s book “Veteran Heroes In Our Neighborhood” by Valerie Pfundstein and recently introduced the book to VAV Board Members.…

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