Government Health & Environment

Councilors Arroyo and LaMattina to Hold Hearing on Veterans Services

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Boston City Councilors Fight for Services for Veterans
— Councilors Arroyo and LaMattina hold hearing as the Nation prepares to commemorate Veterans Day—

On Monday, November 8, 2010, Boston City Councilors Felix G. Arroyo and Salvatore LaMattina will hold a hearing to discuss the challenges our veterans are facing as well as the services and resources available to meet their needs. The hearing will pay particular attention to the issues affecting veterans who are coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Speakers include:
–         Eugene J. Vaillancourt, Boston Veterans Services Commissioner
–         Laurence D. Fitzmaurice, New England Center for Homeless Veterans President
–         Daniel Magoon, Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans of Massachusetts
–         Leslie J. McKittrick, Jr., The American Legion
–         Tony Molina, Puerto Rican Veterans Association
–         Richie Eckler, Helmets to Hardhats
–         Kim Sheers, Vet to Vet
–         Ralph Brown, Organization of Afro-American Veterans
–         Gordon L. Crosby, Veterans of Foreign Wars

When:  Monday, November 8, 2010, 1:30pm
Where: Boston City Hall
Iannella Chamber, 5th Floor