Veterans Services

The Chicopee Veterans Services Office establishes appropriate veterans memorials, provides burial allowances for eligible veterans and is responsible for the marking, flag placement and identification of all veterans graves in this city.

The City of Chicopee, through Chicopee Veterans Services hosts the annual Memorial Day Parade as well as coordinating and assisting in any veterans ceremonies.

Mission


The mission of the Chicopee Veterans Services Office is to provide eligible veterans and their families, who are residents of Chicopee, with financial and medical assistance in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 115 and CMR 108.

Additionally, we provide referrals and assistance with housing, alternate sources of income, such as Social Security and the VA, employment opportunities, fuel assistance programs, area food banks, shelters, and employment services. We are committed to ensuring that the veterans and their families receive the assistance that they are eligible for and to encourage them to seek permanent, life-long solutions to their needs.

"Providing our veteran audience with information, education and resources."

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Calling All Volunteers!


​Our office needs your help to take our WWII Veterans to Washington D.C! We are looking for volunteers to help with the 2017 Westfield International Air Show @ Barnes Air National Guard Base. The proceeds we receive from participating will be put towards taking our WWII Veterans to Washington D.C. through the Honor Flight. Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s most senior veterans. They transport our heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials at no cost to the veteran. Not only would you be helping out our Chicopee Veterans by donating your time, you would also be enjoying the great atmosphere of the Air Show.

See flyer below!

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Korean War Veterans! You May Be Eligible For The Korean Ambassador For Peace Medal                                        

War On Terror Memorial


The City of Chicopee, in conjunction with the Veterans’ Memorial and Patriotic Committee of Chicopee, is planning to construct a monument in honor of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the ongoing War on Terror. Special recognition will be given to two citizens of Chicopee killed prior to the 9/11 attack and four Killed in Action during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

​Students from Chicopee Comp created WOT fundraising sign for Veteran's Memorial!
​Design and Visual Communications, Instructor Scott Brubach, Students: Destiny Martinez, Shaneace Villanueva and not pictured Michelle Cosme, Kimberly Babin, Jean Croteau – City Messenger; Mr. Kenny Widelo and members of the Veterans’ Memorial & Patriotic Subcommittee War on Terror.
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We have met our goal of $50,000 for the War On Terror Memorial Fund! We want to express our great appreciation to everyone who donated and thank you all for your support!

 

Department of Veterans’ Services Website Exclusion Policy

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The Department of Veteran’s Services has complete and final discretion over what is posted on our Veterans’ Webpage and is limited to not-for-profit entities that are working with Veterans Services to serve the needs of and providing assistance for Chicopee’s veteran community.