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FAQ Topic: Veterans

Where can I learn more about local Education Benefits for Veterans?

Endicott College – VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Northern Essex Community College Veteran and Military Benefits North Shore Community College Veterans Services Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Federal Student Loan Discharge Van Loan School at Endicott College Veterans’ Clubs Veterans’ Affairs Salem State University

When is Veterans Day Observed?

When November 11 falls on a weekday, Government Offices and Public Schools are closed on the true Veterans Day.  If the 11th falls on a Saturday, Government Offices and Public Schools may be closed the preceding Friday.  The years that November 11th falls on a Sunday, Government Offices and Public Schools are almost always closed … Continued

What is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is a U.S. federal holiday, observed annually on November 11, to honor the service of all U.S. Armed Forces, from all eras. Read More About the History of Veterans Day

How do I request Military Awards and Decorations?

During service each veteran receives recognition in the form of awards based on when, where or how the service was performed. Generally the awards to which a veteran is entitled are listed on the discharge papers or DD214. At times, either due to a later awarding, a new award issuance, or oversight by the clerk/yeoman, … Continued

What Patriotic Observances are held in Danvers?

The links below provide the history behind each Patriotic Observance. Flag Day, June 14th Independence Day, July 4 Memorial Day, last Monday of May September 11th Veterans Day, November 11th

Where Can I Learn About Flag Etiquette?

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed an act establishing an official flag for the new nation. The resolution stated: “Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” On Aug. 3, 1949, … Continued

What is the Difference Between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

Both holidays were established to recognize and honor the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday in May, was originally set aside as a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, … Continued

How do I apply for VA Health Benefits?

There are a variety of ways to apply for VA Health Care. You can: Apply online at VA.gov Apply in person. Here is a list of local VA facilities on the North Shore, or you can search for VA locations here. Apply by phone. Call 1-877-222-8387 M-F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST Apply by … Continued

Where are the VA Hospitals, Medical Centers, or Outpatient Clinics near me?

VA HEALTH SYSTEM LOCATIONS ON THE NORTH SHORE/NORTH-EASTERN MASSACH#TTS Medical Centers Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans’ Hospital  200 Springs Road Bedford, MA 01730 781-687-2000 | 800-838-6331 VA Boston Healthcare System Brockton Division 940 Belmont Street Brockton, MA 02301 508-583-4500 (800-865-3384) Jamaica Plain Division 150 S. Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02130 617-232-9500  (800-865-3384) West Roxbury Division 1400 VFW … Continued

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