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Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Veteran Employment and Housing Security ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved omnibus veterans’ legislation in June known as the Veterans H.O.M.E. Act. State Senator Katy Ives – July, 2016 Senate Bill 2325, “An Act Relative to…

980WCAP’s John MacDonald On The Execution of Police Officers

980WCAP’s John MacDonald On The Execution of Police Officers

Perhaps the best speech at the pro police rally held in Methuen, Massachusetts was by 980WCAP’s John MacDonald who took the gloves off and called out those responsible for the…

1990 Police Survivor Takes on Media and Congress

1990 Police Survivor Takes on Media and Congress

1990 Police Survivor Tom Duggan speaks at Pro Police rally about the “blood libel” against our police and the role CNN and Congress plays in the epidemic of violence against…

Community Rallies For Police, Officers Rally for their Citizens in Epic Valley Event Wednesday (7-20)

Community Rallies For Police, Officers Rally for their Citizens in Epic Valley Event Wednesday (7-20)

 ORIGINAL STORY In the wake of the executions of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Police officers, family members, and police survivors (families of officers killed in the line…

“We’ve Got Your Back” – Residents, Veterans Serve Lunch to Methuen & Lawrence Police

“We’ve Got Your Back” – Residents, Veterans Serve Lunch to Methuen & Lawrence Police

PHOTOS|VIDEO CHIEF SOLOMON|VIDEO CHIEF FITZPATRICK Lawrence and Methuen Police were treated to a free lunch Friday afternoon thanks to JT Torres of New England Veterans’ Liberty House and resident volunteers from all…

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

Tom Duggan’s Notebook – June, 2016

THANK YOU OUTBACK – Last month the Veterans’ Services Officer for North Andover and Boxford, Gerard Maguire, held a fundraiser for our veterans at the Relief’s In in Lawrence. I…

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…

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