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South Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Invites Gay Rights Group To March With Restrictions

A MassEquality official said Saturday a group of gay military veterans can march under its banner as part of a deal brokered by Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. But marchers from the gay-rights group would not be allowed to wear clothing or hold signs that refer to sexual orientation.

03/01/2014

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Adopt-A-Vet Program Offers Essentials To Homeless Veterans In Boston

The hope is to provide homeless veterans some of the essentials while they make a transition to permanent housing. Employees from many Boston area companies have joined the effort.

12/18/2013

Lou Pasquale (WBZ-TV photo)

WWII Veteran Keeps Promise To Help Others Every Day

Lou Pasquale has spent his entire adult life making good on a promise. He insists he’s the one who benefited most from helping others.

12/04/2013

YADIRES NOVA-SALCEDO & TONY MOLINA

Historic Unveiling of Nation’s First Monument for Puerto Rican Veterans

November 23, 2013 Tuesday, November 19th was a historic day in the city of Boston, specifically in the South End area, where the nation’s first monument dedicated to Puerto Rican veterans was unveiled. On this […]

WBZ-TV–11/21/2013

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Restaurants, Retailers Offer Veterans Appreciation Deals

Restaurants, retailers, and more are offering discounts to the nation’s veterans. In most cases, all they need is their military ID.

11/11/2013

Menino speaks to reporters outside a Hyde Park polling location on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. (Karen Twomey/WBZ NewsRadio)

Menino, Massachusetts Court System Join Forces To Help Troubled Veterans

Mayor Thomas Menino announced a partnership Sunday with the Trial Court of the Commonwealth to expand court-administered programs to provide substance abuse and mental health treatment for Boston veterans while working toward the creation of a Veterans Court.

11/10/2013

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Government Shutdown Leaves Veterans Without College Tuition Assistance

Northeastern University says the government shutdown means no federal tuition assistance for a couple dozen veterans who plan to start classes there next week.

10/07/2013

Veterans march in parade

Beverly Cancels Memorial Day Parade Due To Lack Of Veterans

The city has cancelled its annual Memorial Day parade for what’s believed to be the first time since the end of the Civil War.

05/24/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Boston Area’s Best Memorial Day Celebrations

Boston is giving residents and visitors plenty of ways to remember the fallen on Memorial Day, 2013.

CBS Boston–05/13/2013

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