The service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families must not be
overlooked. As President Lincoln said in his second Inaugural address,
“…to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and
his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting
peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
This is our obligation to all those who have bravely served our country.
Bill has strong family ties and a long-standing commitment to
veterans and military families. His father was a veteran’s service
officer for 30 years, and from him, Bill learned the importance of
fighting for our service men and women and their families. His
grandmother was a Gold Star mother, and from her, Bill learned how
valuable the contributions and sacrifices of military families are to
the fabric of our nation.
Bill is currently working with the Veterans Administration to ensure
that they keep their promise to the South Shore and open a clinic for
veterans in Plymouth. This much-needed clinic will serve an area which
has the fastest-growing veteran population in eastern Massachusetts.
Without a facility, veterans residing in this area face excessively long
drive times to the nearest VA clinic, which is in either Brockton or
Hyannis. Bill is fighting through the obstacles and red tape, and has
urged the VA to move efficiently so our nation’s heroes can get the
benefits that they have earned.
Bill, along with Congressman Lynch
and local veterans, cuts the ribbon at the
Paralyzed Veterans of America's facility.
Bill awards a posthumous Medal
of Honor on William A. Donkin.
He has also been leading efforts on job creation for returning
service members and veterans. As a member of the Small Business
Committee, he has urged Small Business Administrator Karen Mills to more
effectively communicate SBA loan opportunities to veterans who need
assistance now. His Post 9/11 GI Jobs Plan targets veteran unemployment
by offering tax credits to employers who hire Post 9/11 veterans.
Additionally, the plan encourages veteran workforce development in the
green sector by providing businesses with a tax deduction for additional
job training provided to veteran employees.
Bill established his Veterans Advisory Group in April 2011. He is
working with local veterans to better represent our military community
and current service members.
Resources for Veterans & Military Families
Bill's Guide for Gold Star Families
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