Sponsor or Dedicate a Flag in The Exchange Club’s Sixth Annual Field of Honor

Sponsor or Dedicate a Flag in The Exchange Club’s Sixth Annual Field of Honor

  ORDER YOUR FLAG HERE The Exchange Club of Lawrence and the Andovers will offer its 6th Annual Field of Honor, displaying nearly 500 American Flags on the North Andover Town Common. The Valley Patriot newspaper is proudly sponsoring this event to help the community.  Again, this year, individuals are encouraged to dedicate a flag […]

Interview with Sean O’Brien ~ KANE’S KORNER

Interview with Sean O’Brien ~ KANE’S KORNER

  Knox’s Artillery Regiment Group Creates Live Reenactment of the American Revolutionary War Sean O’Brien resident of Tewksbury, MA certainly lives a life of service. Professionally Sean serves as a North Reading Fire- Fighter and also served in the Massachusetts National Guard. Much of his service time was dedicated to mortars. Kane learned since a […]

 Jeffrey Hollett Serving Veterans; Assisting in Meeting Five Basic Needs ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

 Jeffrey Hollett Serving Veterans; Assisting in Meeting Five Basic Needs ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

  By: John Cuddy – 4-24  The Valley Patriot this March, met with Haverhill’s Veteran Services Director, US Army and Massachusetts National Guard Veteran Jeffrey Hollett and discussed the five basic needs of our Nation’s Veterans. Most Veterans consider those needs to be housing, health care, access to education, employment, and most importantly, support and […]

Valley Patriot Honors Police, Veterans, Activists at 20th Anniversary BASH!

Valley Patriot Honors Police, Veterans, Activists at 20th Anniversary BASH!

Last month, at The Valley Patriot’s 20th Anniversary BASH, not only did the newspaper give out $58,000 in scholarship money to local students but several people were honored for their work in the community with recognitions and awards. THE JOHN RATKA HERO VETERANS AWARD Because honoring Veterans is so much a part of what we […]

Senator Warren Presses Army Leadership on Military Housing Crisis, Need for Safe Accommodations

Senator Warren Presses Army Leadership on Military Housing Crisis, Need for Safe Accommodations

“No landlord should be able to make military families sign NDAs in exchange for providing basic housing. Period.” Video of Exchange (01:32:11-01:38:07) Washington, D.C. — Today, at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) questioned Army Secretary Christine Wormuth on the need to increase military housing availability and the […]

The Lowell Veterans’ Center ~ KANE’S KORNER

The Lowell Veterans’ Center ~ KANE’S KORNER

4-24 Providing professional, safe, and confidential personal and readjustment counseling to eligible veterans and their families in our community, Director Elisabeth Parrott of the Lowell Vet Center emphasized that veterans coming through the door of the Lowell Vet Center have entered a judgement free zone. Kane could hear in Elisabeth’s voice that she meant what […]

KANE’S KORNER ~ Meet Lawrence JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez, 2024 BASH Scholarship Winner

KANE’S KORNER ~ Meet Lawrence JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez, 2024 BASH Scholarship Winner

  03-24 Kane Peaslee could not believe how energetic and motivated his new friend Commander Eileen Suarez is. Kane says,” It’s impressive how many purposeful tasks Eileen squeezes in each day.” Every morning Kane gets up at 6:00AM but really it’s just to eat, then he goes back to bed. Eileen does not go back […]

HEROES IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – SFC Chadwick Larter and the MA National Guard

HEROES IN OUR MIDST ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH – SFC Chadwick Larter and the MA National Guard

By: John Cuddy – Feb, 2024 The Massachusetts National Guard has been defending our freedoms since 1636! Sergeant First Class (SFC) Chadwick Larter, Recruiting Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) tells his story, in his own words. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, I grew up in Ayer MA where I attended school and graduated from Ayer […]

2024 Eugene Smith-John Ratka Memorial Scholarship Winner, JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez (Lawrence High)

2024 Eugene Smith-John Ratka Memorial Scholarship Winner, JrROTC Commander Eileen Suarez (Lawrence High)

EILEEN SUAREZ 2024 Every year The Valley Patriot newspaper hold an annual Charity BASH where we raise money for local students going to college. This year is our 20th Anniversary and we are raising funds for eight high school students in the Merrimack Valley going to college in the fall. The BASH is being held […]

U.S. Army Veteran Joe Cuddy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

U.S. Army Veteran Joe Cuddy ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

By: John Cuddy – 12-23 Born and raised in South Lawrence, Joseph Cuddy attended St. Patrick’s Grammar School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in the Class of 1952. Joe played basketball, hockey and football and ran track. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army. As the middle of 5 brothers, Joe’s brother, […]

Massachusetts Democrats Must Walk the Walk on Homelessness ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (12-23)

Massachusetts Democrats Must Walk the Walk on Homelessness ~ VALLEY PATRIOT EDITORIAL (12-23)

12-23 Right now, there are tens of thousands of American citizens in Massachusetts who are homeless, jobless, hungry, and in desperate need of help. This is a human tragedy, and it is 100% the fault of the Massachusetts Democrat Party. Why blame democrats? Well, democrats control every single constitutional office from governor to state treasurer. […]

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