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Honor Flight New England marks 40th D.C. trip for WWII veterans

On Nov. 1, Honor Flight New England marked its 40th one-day trip to Washington, D.C. Since its first flight in June 2009, trips have been made by 1,361 World War II (WWII) veterans or terminally ill veterans including 34 prisoners of war (POW), 53 women, 20 sets of brothers, and seven husband and wife couples. Each veteran is transported roundtrip free of charge.

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Offering hope to military veterans and their families

Now in its fifth year, Project New Hope, Inc., covers a lot of ground, both in geographical regions and the multiple generations of people it serves. The nonprofit agency was formed in 2011 to provide free weekend retreats to military veterans and their families.

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Final bit of work is completed for Shrewsbury’s World War I monument

Shrewsbury – After nine years, work on the new Shrewsbury World War 1 monument, located in front of the Beal Early Childhood Center on Maple Avenue, is finally complete.

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Senior women keep in step with patriotic drill team

There are more than a few participants and they certainly have reasons to be proud. They’re the Peabody Council on Aging (COA) Senior Ladies Drill Team, instructed by retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Carolyn Spencer. The team is currently comprised of 15 women in their late-60s to mid-90s.

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Funeral program serves veterans for less money

By Joe Casper Proudly they’ve served with dignity and respect for our nation and for all of us. Whenever and wherever the need, our proud and brave veterans have served with honor and courage. God bless our veterans for their dedication and service. In a time of need, when a veteran sadly suffers a “funeral emergency” in their […]

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Veterans are entitled to certain benefits

By Tracey Ingle As I write this article, I am travelling in Europe. Travelling to different parts of the world, always reminds me how lucky we Americans are, and how often we forget that fact. Forget isn’t quite the right word. I suppose it would be more accurate to say that we neglect to appreciate the […]

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