State Secretary of Veterans’ Services schedules Island visit


Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’ Services (DVS) Coleman Nee plans to visit Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday, April 10. He will be available to talk with veterans from 10 am to noon at American Legion Post #257 at 34 William Street in Vineyard Haven.

Mr. Nee, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Operation Desert Storm, started as the Undersecretary of DVS in 2008. As Secretary, he leads a department focused on strengthening operations and service delivery to veterans and their families; working with federal, state and municipal partners, veteran service officers and organizations to more effectively and efficiently provide benefits to veterans and families; expanding the Massachusetts Women’s Veterans’ Network; and addressing the issue of homelessness among veterans, according to a press release.

In addition to meeting with veterans on April 10, Secretary Nee is interested in talking with Island town officials, veterans organizations, and anyone else who works with veterans or has an interest in helping them, according to Dukes County Director of Veterans Services Jo Ann Murphy. For more information or to set up an appointment with Mr. Nee, call Ms. Murphy at 508-693-6887.