300 BBQ Chicken Dinners Delivered to Veterans & their Families in Haverhill, Mass

In June 2020, I was contacted by Sarah Sweeny from Military Friends Foundation who offered me a $1,00 COVID 19 Military Relief Fund grant to goes towards immediately assisting veterans and their families and families of Fallen Service Members to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The money from this grant is going to … More 300 BBQ Chicken Dinners Delivered to Veterans & their Families in Haverhill, Mass

Yankee Homecoming Veterans Luncheon 2018

The 2018 Yankee Homecoming Committee is excited to announce the Annual Yankee Homecoming Veteran Luncheon. This luncheon aims to bring our Veterans and their guests together to make new friends, provide on-going resources, and to acknowledge the service that our Veterans gave to this great country. The Veteran Luncheon will be located at the Hope Community Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport, MA on Tuesday, … More Yankee Homecoming Veterans Luncheon 2018

Santa Visits, Veterans Wreaths, and a Christmas Party at a Celtics Game. December 2017

Community Santa Home Visits in Newburyport and area Selective Dates in December (1 – 24) Don’t miss the opportunity for your child to have Santa, Mrs. Claus or one of Santa’s Elves stop by for a home visit. Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit good children in the Greater … More Santa Visits, Veterans Wreaths, and a Christmas Party at a Celtics Game. December 2017

Emergency Medical Care for Veterans Become Discussion in Massachusetts

As you may already know, since January 2016 I have been working with numerous State Representatives and State Senators on improving Emergency Medical Care and Services for Veterans on the state level. Although this is a Federal level issue, I feel it’s important for Massachusetts to continue to be the leading example on addressing some … More Emergency Medical Care for Veterans Become Discussion in Massachusetts

Yankee Homecoming 2017 – Veteran’s Luncheon

On August 1, 2017 Yankee Homecoming hosted their annual Veteran’s Luncheon. This event was started by Frank Ventura, a Korean War veteran and long time Newburyport resident. It was sponsored by his son Dan Ventura at Fairway Mortgage of Newburyport. It’s been an honor to carry on this great tradition started by Frank. This year, … More Yankee Homecoming 2017 – Veteran’s Luncheon

182nd Engineer Company Send-off / 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary

  9/11 Ten Year Anniversary Field Ceremony Arranged a special pre-game field ceremony in part of the 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Fenway Park. The special pre-game ceremony honored and recognized a local Massachusetts Army National Guard Unit set to deploy that Thanksgiving. The service members stood at the base of the left field wall an … More 182nd Engineer Company Send-off / 9-11 Ten Year Anniversary

Honor Our Veterans: Help Place Grave Flags for Memorial Day

Every year for Memorial Day flags are placed throughout country at the graves of our veterans.  In Newbury these flags are placed at First Parish Burying Ground, Thomas Parker Cemetery, First Settler’s Burying Ground, Evergreen Cemetery, Old Town Cemetery, Newbury Neck Cemetery, Old Byfield Burying Ground, and the Byfield Cemetery. Between all of these cemeteries … More Honor Our Veterans: Help Place Grave Flags for Memorial Day