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Veterans Day 2016 Brought Special Guests

Veterans Day is always filled with special events at NECHV and 2016 was no exception. The day began with breakfast sponsored and served by Bank of America, and attended by New England Patriots alumnus Max Lane. Lunch was sponsored and served by an enthusiastic group from Columbia Threadneedle. Nate Boyer, former NFL player and former US Army Green Beret, visited, sitting and talking with Veterans who were finishing lunch.

In the evening, Goodwin was on hand to sponsor and serve their 17th annual Veterans Day Turkey Dinner, which was made all the more special by a visit from the Red Sox Caravan. The Caravan included Red Sox alumnus Sam Hunt (who was also an anchor for the New England Sports Network), the World Series Trophies, and everyone’s favorite green monster, Wally. Caravan staff also handed out special commemorative merchandise to Veterans.

NECHV also received some special deliveries during the day. The moving service Two Men and Truck delivered 2,600 items for Veterans at the Center that they collected through their 1st annual Movers for Military drive. Two representatives from the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Concord also visited, bringing with them items collected during a drive they held. Everyone at NECHV is truly grateful for the support and good wishes received here on Veterans Day, and on all other days.

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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