Category: Veterans Issues

Veterans Day Leadership Forum

November 1st, 2017

Mass Fallen Heroes dedicated Veteran’s Edge Program is pleased to announce our inaugural Veterans Day Leadership Forum to rethink the way we view Veteran employment initiatives.

The panel will feature Veterans and Community Leaders who will discuss Veteran Unemployment, Underemployment, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. Each of our distinguished panelists has a unique experience key to developing new approaches to encourage Veterans and companies on their path to Empower Veterans.

The Panel

  • SSG Ryan Pitts USA, Medal of Honor Recipient
  • James McDonough CEO, Randolph Savings Bank
  • Michael Devin USMC, Mass Fallen Heroes Veteran’s Edge
  • Brendan Hamm USMC, Raytheon
  • Chris Grace USMC, PWC
  • Chris Rolfe USAF, Bain & Company

Moderated By:

 Thomas Lyons USMC, Semper Fi Society

November 10, 2017 
101 Seaport Blvd, South Boston, MA 02210
1300 – 1500
November 8, 2017

Register NOW

This forum will also serve as the official announcement and launch of

Mass Fallen Heroes New Program: InnoVets



Boston fire’s preference for veterans hurts minority hiring

August 17th, 2015

Boston Globe– “There are few things you get as a veteran after you leave the service, and one of them is a ‘Thank you,’ ” Dan Magoon, a Boston firefighter and …

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Fox 25 – Fallen Heroes Memorial Groundbreaking

October 3rd, 2014

View Governor Deval Patrick speaking at the Fallen Heroes Memorial groundbreaking event, which occurred on October 3, 2014.

Brighton Could Get New Apartments for Veterans

August 8th, 2014

The hill heading up Comm. Ave. from Warren Street could be transformed in coming years under plans by developers to add a new apartment building aimed at veterans and to turn an office building into a home for young single professionals.

Officials from the Brighton Marine Health Center showed off plans for a 101-unit project at the start of the hill, at Warren Street at a meeting of the Brighton Allston Improvement Associations last night.

The proposed project would house 81 “affordable” apartments and 20 rented at market rates, all with veterans given a preference.

See the full article in Universal Hub
By adamg

Senate sends $16.3-billion VA reform bill to Obama

July 31st, 2014

Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department.

The chamber’s 91-3 vote comes as Congress heads into a five-week recess. The House passed the joint conference committee legislation Wednesday. Now the measure awaits President Obama’s signature.

“My belief is that the cost of war, in terms of what it does to the men and women who fight our battles, is a lot greater than most Americans fully understand,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Senate’s chief negotiator. “It is absolutely imperative we don’t make veterans into political pawns.”

See the full article at The LA Times
By Rebecca Bratek