Effective immediately March 2022 Lawrence “Larry” Guiseppe retires….
After 12 years of service, Larry has decided to retire from the Veterans office. Larry remains active in the Veteran community and will continue to support the new hire, Robert “Bob” Davis in training and education during this transition.
Bob is a life-long resident of Woburn, retired from Comcast and the former Athletic Director of the Woburn Boys and Girls Club. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps from 1985 to 1989 as a Section Chief with the 2nd Battalion 11th Marines, serving in Okinawa, Philippines and Korea. Stop in or call the Veterans office to introduce yourself to Bob and welcome him to our community.
Military Discounts at Restaurants in Massachusetts, MA
Welcome! Here is a list of military discounts in the state of Massachusetts. We have search to find as many military discounts in the Bay State of Massachusetts that we could find and we hope that you will be able to use some of these at restaurants, retail stores and when you are out traveling. We thank you for your service!
We will be marching from the Woburn South End (Main Street & Cross Street) to Woburn Common. We will muster at 10:15AM, call to order will be at 10:30AM and forward at 10:40AM to Woburn Common. The Veteran’s Day ceremony on the common will start at 11AM.
You are additionally invited to Veteran’s Day Week Activities…
11/04 @ 12:00 PM Veterans’ Recognition at the Woburn Senior Center
11/10 @ 6:00 PM Marine Corps Birthday Recognition at the Irish American (ALL Veterans regardless of Branch are invited with guest)
11/11 @ 10:30 AM Veterans Day Parade starts South End (Main & Cross Street)
11/11 @ 11:00 AM Veteran’s Day Ceremony begins on Woburn Common
11/11 @ 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Burlington Tuscan Kitchen Veterans Appreciation Dinner
TBD Francis Street Veterans Appreciation
Please join us for these events to honor those veterans that have served our country, many at great cost. Please feel free to contact our office if there are any questions. We look forward to your participation in our tribute type your paragraph here.
Thursday November 11th 2021
In recognition of those that have served our country
Veterans’ Appreciation Dinner
Sponsored by the Burlington Tuscan Kitchen
and held at: 2400 District Ave, Burlington, MA 01803
Veterans Day Thursday November 11th 2021
from 11:00am – 4:00pm
Reservation Required – RSVP -AFTER 3PM -781-229-0300 – by 11/10/21
Open to any Woburn Veteran and (1) guest
Tuscan Kitchen will provide every Woburn or Burlington Veteran (and guest) with a family-style meal and a non-alcoholic beverage on Veterans Day. All guests are encouraged to bring/donate one of the following individual sized packaged items: drink mixes, ramen noodles, power bars, hot coco mix and trail mix. All donations will be sent to the Helping our Troops organization supporting soldiers from Eastern Massachusetts fighting overseas.
December 9 2020 – Coats4Vets Initiative
for Homeless, Transitional, and in Need Veterans in the City of Woburn.
Woburn Police Chief Robert Rufo and Officer Mark Ohearn are seen donating “Coat4Vets Buckets”, winter jackets with assorted snacks and Covid 19 supplies to City of Woburn Veterans Agent Larry Guiseppe. The program is sponsored by The MASS Military Support Organization with support from The New England Patriot, Home Depot, Ocean State Job Lot, and the MASS Chief of Police Association.
September 30th 2020 – Fundraiser – November 30 2020
Ferullo Field Flag Pole Park
The Friends of Woburn Veterans wish to officially turn back over the area on Main Street in North Woburn, now called Ferullo Field Flag Park. All work to that area is now complete. Flag poles, walkway, benches, lighting, landscaping and irrigation system. The total cost of the project was $272,500.00, generated soley from local donations received by the Friends of Woburn Veterans.
To date, the Friends of Woburn Veterans organization has donated over $1,250,000.00 in veterans oriented projects to the City of Woburn. What an achievement! Thank you to all our friends and local businesses for your continued support. We look forward to continuing to construct and/or refurbish Veterans projects throughout our fine city!.
Wednesday September 9th 2020 – The Cummings Foundation site review
Special review comments to Larry Guiseppe from Col. USA (MC) ret. Bill & Laura Shea of the Cummings Foundation….
“Larry.. What a wonderful site visit ! You have used Cummings Foundation funds wisely and effectively. You represent your country, the USMC and your community with the highest values. You make us proud to be Americans. Congratulations on a job well done! Please share this message with your committee members AND we will report of your Outstanding efforts on this project completion.”
Friday March 13th 2020 special FUNDRAISINGevent. ONE DAY ONLY!
DINING FOR A CAUSE
The 99 Restuarant, 291 Mishawum Road Woburn, MA 01801
Print out the above coupon (or swing by the VA office for a copy) and go into the 99 Mischawum Rd location anytime on Friday March 13th and eat. The restuarant will donate 15% of all sales (excluding online orders, tax and gratuity) from every customer to the Friends of Woburn Veterans.
This fundraiser is valid for ONE DAY ONLY – FRIDAY MARCH 13TH 2020!
March 29 2020 – Vietnam Veterans are Honored
On March 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed into law The Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, establishing The National Vietnam War Veterans Day that is now celebrated each year on March 29.
The recognition is extended to men and women who served on active duty in the U.S. armed forces from Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, whether in peacetime or war. Nine million Americans — about 6.4 million of them living today — served during that period.
Half a century has passed since the Vietnam War, and 50 years of novels, films and music have dramatized and mythologized the controversial conflict. This book approaches the war in a uniquely personal way, focusing on individual stories of men and women from every state and Service who fulfilled their duty during the Vietnam War. Their day-to-day experiences are heartbreaking, raw, detailed and sometimes even humorous.
More than 58,000 troops lost their lives in Vietnam. The rest came home to bitterly divided fellow Americans, and the protesters’ hostility toward the war spilled over to the warriors.
These individual stories give us a glimpse of what the war was like from a ground-level, personal perspective. Our effort here is to recognize and pay tribute to our Vietnam Veterans. It is well past time to welcome these men and women home, to remember their service, and to honor their sacrifices.
We will try to have FREE copies of this book/dvd at the Voices of Vietnamshowing for our Vietnam Veteran attendees.
BOSTON Recognizes Vietnam Veterans – Monday March 30th 2020 CANCELLED 3/10/2020
All Vietnam-era veterans and organizations are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the parade, as well as, attend the speaking program and ceremony. Veterans and organizations that plan to participate are encouraged to RSVP by Friday, February 28th.
For additional information on how to participate or to RSVP, please contact Jessica Katon in the Office of State Representative Paul Schmid at 617-722-2017 or Jessica.Katon@mahouse.gov or Tara Barboza in the Office of State Representative Alan Silvia at 617 -722-2230 or Tara.Barboza@mahouse.gov “
On May 8, 2019, Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin issued a proclamation to U.S. Pavement Services Founder and CEO Mike Musto for his continuous support and dedication to giving back to the veterans of the city of Woburn.
Swing by the Veterans office and pick up your complimentary Thanksgiving turkey while they last! Donated by Mike Musto and the entire Musto Family! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Monday, November 11th 2019
VETERANS DAY 2019
Thank you to everyone involved for another amazing Veterans Day! If you missed this years ceremony, enjoy the following video and images of the days events!