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 and shelters. 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."

Registry of Motor Vehicle

(RMV) announced that effective immediately duplicate license/ID cards with specific “Veteran’s Indicator” status would be available upon request to eligible veterans at no cost. The “Veteran’s Indicator” is a physical symbol that appears on the credential and can be used to obtain identified services for veterans.

Attention Korean Veterans!

 Apply for this Distinguished Award through the South Korean Consulate in Chicago. To apply for the medal, war-time veterans who served in Korea during the war can fill out an application and mail it to the consulate, or they can call her and she will mail or email the application directly to the veteran.

Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship

The Hampden County Bar Association recently established the “Colonel Archer B. Battista Veterans Scholarship” to financially assist local veterans attending law school. Colonel Archer B. Battista, USAFR (Ret.) had a deep love and devotion to the men and women who served in our armed forces. Upon completion of his active duty service Colonel Battista graduated from Western New England University School of Law. Through this scholarship Colonel Battista, his family and the Hampden County Bar Association hope to continue Colonel Battista’s dedication to help members of the armed services. The application for the scholarship is in the link below.

If you have any questions please contact Noreen Nardi at the Hampden County Bar Association at (413) 732-4660.

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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, Director 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.