We recognize, engage, and advocate for our veterans and their families, by connecting them with the services and resources they've earned.
Our department oversees the financial assistance program known as Massachusetts General Law Chapter 115. This includes the decoration of veterans' graves and hero squares on Memorial Day, and carries out commemorative activities related to Boston veterans. Learn more about the rights and benefits of military personnel.
Satellite Veterans Services Offices
We opened up additional Veterans Services office locations:
A Veterans Service Officer will be at Harvard Street Center from 1 - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, a Veterans Services Officer will be at Brighton Marine from 9 - 2 p.m. They can help you with any resources you may need, including M.G.L Chapter 115 benefits.
Before your visit, make sure to check out the Massachusetts Veteran Benefit Calculator to see what benefits you may qualify for. If you have any other questions, you can contact our office at 617-635-VETS.
Programs and events
Resources for veterans
Are you in a crisis or just need a hand? Get access to critical resources.
Operation Thank a Veteran
Volunteer to thank a veteran in-person for their service every month.
Annual African-American Veterans Appreciation Brunch
We will honor our African-American veterans by listening to their voices, their words, and their experiences.
Veterans Welcome Home Breakfast
Veterans and their families are invited to this event. Connect, communicate, and engage over a hearty breakfast and info session.
POW/MIA Recognition Ceremony
Please join us as we reflect upon the extraordinary sacrifices made on behalf of this country.
Memorial Day Flag Placement
Register a family member, loved one, or a friend to receive a flag.
Veterans Appreciation Night at the Boston Ballet
We give the gift of world class entertainment to Boston’s military families, veterans, and active duty personnel.
Veterans Town Hall
Help us honor and show appreciation for our nation's veterans.
Hero squares in Boston
Learn more about the hero squares that exist in each neighborhood across the City.