Billerica holds veterans forum Billerica Minuteman

Veterans gathered at Billerica Town Hall on Nov. 16 for a forum designed to educate them on the benefits available to them in the community. State Rep. Marc Lombardo hosted the forum, inviting speakers to present information to local veterans.

Speakers at the forum included: Acting Director of Bedford VA Hospital Ed Koetting; Lowell Social Security Office representative Marilenin Vasquez; Assistant Director U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Benefits Office Ena Lima; Military War Records Michael Perna; Billerica Town Assessor Rich Scanlon, Billerica Veterans Agent Ken Buffum,; and Department of Veteran Services Secretary Francisco Urena.

State Senator Cindy Friedman said the legislature needs to make sure veterans have benefits available to them when they return home.

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