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Fixing Veterans’ Graves in Haverhill

Fixing Veterans’ Graves in Haverhill

By: Don Jarvis – Sept.2020 Haverhill, Massachusetts, is considered the final resting place for approximately 8,000 veterans. This is believed to go as far back as the American Revolutionary War,…

Providing a Clear Path to Veterans in Need During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Providing a Clear Path to Veterans in Need During  the COVID-19 Pandemic

At the start of 2020, no one could have foreseen the impacts from the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it would affect our Veterans. Since March of this year, Clear Path…

Witness at Nuremberg! PFC Joseph Alfred Ducharme US Army Air Corp ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

Witness at Nuremberg! PFC Joseph Alfred Ducharme US Army Air Corp ~ HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH

By: John Cuddy – Sept. 2020 PELHAM, NH – An alumnus of Methuen’s Tenney Memorial High, Class of 1945, where he played football and ran track, Joseph Ducharme is a…

US Navy Seabee Kevin Donahue ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH (Aug, 2020)

US Navy Seabee Kevin Donahue ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH (Aug, 2020)

Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business Your Donation of ANY Amount helps  By: John Cuddy – Aug, 2020 LAWRENCE – Greater Lawrence Technical School graduate and Lawrence native, Kevin…

Justice Department Files Suit Against Father & Son Moving & Storage in Billerica for Unlawfully Auctioning Off Belongings of Deployed Service Member

Justice Department Files Suit Against Father & Son Moving & Storage in Billerica for Unlawfully Auctioning Off Belongings of Deployed Service Member

The Justice Department today filed a lawsuit in the District of Massachusetts alleging that PRTaylor Enterprises LLC, a company doing business as Father & Son Moving & Storage (Father &…

Methuen Police Department Welcomes Officer Eric Ferreira Back After Military Leave

Methuen Police Department Welcomes Officer Eric Ferreira Back After Military Leave

METHUEN — Mayor Neil Perry and Police Chief Joseph Solomon are pleased to welcome back Methuen Police Officer Eric Ferreira after his year-long military leave. Officer Ferreira was deployed from…

300 Chicken Dinners, Hundreds of Bags of Groceries Delivered to Veterans in Haverhill Affected by COVID-19

300 Chicken Dinners, Hundreds of Bags of Groceries  Delivered to Veterans in Haverhill Affected by COVID-19

By: Don Jarvis – July, 2020 What started a few weeks ago has led to a wonderful community event serving meals directly to the homes of our veterans. Recently I…

Bill Honoring WWII Era Cadet Nurse Corps Members Signed Into Law

Bill Honoring WWII Era Cadet Nurse Corps Members Signed Into Law

Boston– This month marks the first official time in the country of formal recognition by proclamation of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps (USCNC) under the provisions of legislation filed…

HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Dracut’s Alfred Araskiewicz: Paratrooper and Glider – 82nd Airborne

HERO IN OUR MIDST, VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH ~ Dracut’s Alfred Araskiewicz: Paratrooper and Glider – 82nd Airborne

By: John Cuddy – July, 2020 DRACUT – Born April 19, 1927, the youngest son of Polish immigrants, Dracut’s Alfred Araskiewicz was introduced to me by a fellow Scout leader,…

Francisco Urena Made Scapegoat for Vets Deaths ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – JULY, 2020

Francisco Urena Made Scapegoat for Vets Deaths ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL – JULY, 2020

July, 2020 Hero Marine and Purple Heart recipient, Francisco Urena resigned last month as Governor Baker’s Secretary of Veteran Affairs. He didn’t actually resign, he resigned the way most people…

William McCann: U.S. Army Veteran ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

William McCann: U.S. Army Veteran ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – HERO IN OUR MIDST

From Woodstock to Vietnam By: John Cuddy – June, 2020 Bill McCann was born in 1950 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He grew up in the Tower Hill Section of the city.…

VA Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $70K Using Mobile Payment Application

VA Employee Pleads Guilty to Embezzling $70K Using Mobile Payment Application

BOSTON – A Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) employee pleaded guilty today to embezzling nearly $70,000 in VA funds. Michael Donaher, 41, of Lakeville, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court…

Monthly Cash Assistance and Emergency Benefits Provided by Local Veterans Services Officers in Every City and Town Across MA

Monthly Cash Assistance and Emergency Benefits Provided by Local Veterans Services Officers in Every City and Town Across MA

Financial Assistance Massachusetts is home to 380,000 of the nation’s 21 million veterans. More than half are aged 65 and older, and one in seven lives in poverty. As a…

VIDEO: Moulton Announces Service Academy Appointments

VIDEO: Moulton Announces Service Academy Appointments

Salem, MA — Today, Representative Seth Moulton (MA-06) announced five candidates from the Sixth Congressional District have accepted appointments at one of the nation’s military service academies. A video announcement from Rep. Moulton…

Clear Path New England Offers Services for Homeless Veterans

Clear Path New England Offers Services for Homeless Veterans

Clear Path for Veterans New England is taking all necessary health and wellness precautions advised to address the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, we recognize the growing needs among…

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