July 9, 2015
Wrentham – Senator Richard J. Ross and Representatives Elizabeth Poirier and Shawn Dooley were pleased to welcome the Secretary of Veterans’ Services, Francisco Ureña, to Wrentham and North Attleboro on Thursday, July 9th.
The Secretary met with area veterans and their families at both the Wrentham Council on Aging and the North Attleboro Council on Aging to discuss pertinent issues impacting veterans across the Commonwealth and how best his department and the legislature can address their needs.
“I would like to thank Secretary Ureña for taking the time to meet with Veterans’ Service Officers (VSOs) in my district and for listening to the concerns of my constituents,” said Senator Ross. “Secretary Ureña is doing a fantastic job for all our heroes across the Commonwealth and it is comforting to know that the people I represent have someone who is working for them each and every day.”
VSOs from Wrentham and North Attleboro stopped by the public forums to discuss the day to day needs of their jobs and many family members took the time to talk with the Secretary about support and healing.
“Massachusetts leads the nation in veterans’ services thanks to the great support we get from the Legislature,” said Secretary Ureña. “I was proud to join Senator Ross, Rep. Dooley and Rep. Poirier in Wrentham and North Attleboro to engage with local veterans and share the benefits and services Massachusetts has to offer. If you are a veteran or the family member of someone who has served, I encourage you to contact your local veteran service officer to explore the benefits you have available.”
For more information on Secretary Ureña and the Department of Veterans’ Services, please visit the official website at http://www.mass.gov/veterans/.
If any constituent is interested in receiving the “Guide to Veterans’ Laws and Benefits” they are encouraged to contact Senator Ross’ office by phone at (617) 722-1555 or email at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org. The guide contains beneficial resources on major state benefits related to education, employment, housing, motor vehicles, property taxes, and medical assistance, as well as information on recent amendments to federal and state law.
Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.