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The Vietnam War Preview Screening Evokes Emotional Response

A group that included a panel of local Vietnam Veterans gathered at the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) on Wednesday, September 13, to watch a preview of the new ten-part documentary series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The screening and panel discussion was generously sponsored by Bank of America as part of their initiative to foster understanding between different perspectives through dialogue and their long-standing commitment to serving Veterans.

The 45 minute preview evoked an emotional response from the panelists. Speaking one at a time, they shared their initial responses to the film, as well as reflections on the war and the time following their homecomings. One resounding theme from the panel was that it is time for Vietnam Veterans to receive the same respect and care that is due to all Veterans; as one panelist said, “it is time to say to them, very simply, ‘Welcome home’.”

The NECHV is grateful to Bank of America for making this educational and moving event possible. We sincerely thank our guests for joining us, and we extend our deepest gratitude to our panelists for their bravery in sharing their experiences, and for their service in the Armed Forces. The NECHV strives to be a physical and emotional home for Veterans of every era seeking support and will continue to ensure that every Veteran is welcome.

Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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