Acton Veterans' Newsletter

The purpose of this newsletter is to inform Acton Veterans of various benefits, as well as upcoming gatherings and other functions, which Veterans may benefit from.  I believe many of you will find this to be a helpful resource for keeping up to date on Veteran’s related issues.  Please Sign-up to be notified of updates.

Feb 01

HUGE news for Blue Water Veterans!

Posted on February 1, 2019 at 10:54 AM by James MacRae

A federal Court ruled this past Tuesday that Vietnam Veterans who served on ships offshore during the war are eligible for benefits to treat illnesses linked to exposure to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange.  There are a great number of cancers and other diseases directly related to this exposure and you may be entitled to compensation. 

Prostate cancer, lung cancer and other respiratory cancers, diabetes mellitus type 2, ischemic heart disease, and Parkinsons are just some of the diseases recognized by the VA that are from exposure to agent orange.

For any blue water Veterans curious about these benefits please contact my office at 978-929-6614 or at

Jan 30

Organ Donation Survey

Posted on January 30, 2019 at 9:53 AM by Justin Flynn

Veterans Organ Survey
Organ Donation Survey for Veterans and Service Members

Acton’s Veterans Service is pleased to announce research collaboration on a federal grant that aims to learn veterans’ opinions on organ and tissue donation. The survey will take about 10 minutes, and you will receive a $10 Dunkin Donuts or Target gift card upon completion. If you would like to take part in this study, you can take the survey here:

Your responses will be completely confidential. If you want the gift card, your name and address will be needed for mailing purposes, but that information will not be shared or used for any other reason.
Oct 11

5K at NARA Park for Paralyzed Veterans of America

Posted on October 11, 2018 at 2:45 PM by James MacRae

Stop and Shop in Acton is sponsoring the Second annual Fundraiser 5K for Paralyzed Veterans of America at NARA Park on Saturday, October 20th.  The event starts at 10 a.m. and there will be a BBQ lunch at the picnic pavilion at 11 a.m..  We hope you can join us for this wonderful event to help Veterans in need.  To register visit