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Adams Veterans Cemetery Only For Veterans

The Cemetery Commission has agreed that the veterans section in Bellevue Cemetery will remain veterans only — no spouses allowed. "I was up there and I was reading a lot of those names and a lot of those people have been up there for years," he said. "I don't care if we had 20 acres, and personally, for me, it's hallowed ground and I am against it."

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Clarksburg Rededicates Town Honor Roll on Veterans Day

On Friday morning, a small group of townspeople and veterans gathered again for a short dedication observing Veterans Day and the newly refurbished Town Hall facade, largely done by McCann Technical School, that prominently features the American flag-stye honor roll.

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Pittsfield, Williamstown, North Adams Mark Veterans Day

"There are dozens of ways to show your support to our nation's heroes and their family members left behind — mowing a lawn, raking some leaves, shoveling a sidewalk, and other great acts of kindness to reduce the burden of the separation," Clark said, adding that for those who are currently away in the military it would give them peace of mind knowing their families have support at home.

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Lanesborough Elementary to Veterans: Breakfast Is On Us

The kindergarten class led the way, the preschoolers followed them, with flags held high — and teachers reminding them not to let it hit the ground. The stood in the cafeteria and looked over a crowd of some 75 armed service veterans and began singing patriotic songs. When they finished, they had handmade cards of thanks to give to each and every one who attended. Meanwhile, the third graders were going from table to table asking, "would you like more coffee, sir?" The first-graders were

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Kiwanis' Park of Honor Program Continues to Grow

The Park of Honor keeps growing. In its third year, the Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield has gotten even more flag sponsors and has filled Park Square and even expanded to a park in Sheffield. The organization has sold more than 740 flags in honor of veterans, the profits of which will go to college scholarships for children and grandchildren of veterans.

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Bellevue Cemetery Veteran Section May Open To Spouses

The Cemetery Commission may allow spouses buried in the veterans section of Bellevue Cemetery. Commissioner Bruce Shepley asked the commissioners Tuesday during their monthly meeting what they thought about allowing spouses of veterans to be buried in the designated section where veterans are buried for free.

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Williamstown Veterans Home to Cease Current Operation

A big driver in the decision is an institutional change in focus at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which in recent years has placed more emphasis on placing homeless vets into permanent housing, rather than using the temporary, transitional beds at “Grant Per Diem” homes like Turner House.

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PHS Baseball Team Throws Cookout For Soldier On Veterans

At 18 years old many young men had found themselves in the midst of battles overseas. They returned with limited support, with post traumatic stress, chronic illness, and often living on the streets. Since then some of them found their way to Soldier On, which cares and helps pick homeless veterans back up and onto their feet.

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Pittsfield Honors Vietnam Veterans at Annual Ceremony

In the decade-long Vietnam War 58,000 people died and 27 of those were from Berkshire County. On Saturday local veterans groups honored those 27 and all of those who went overseas during that conflict. The local chapters of the Vietnam Veterans of America, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars held the hour-long event in Park Square, where the city's Vietnam War memorial has stood for the last 30 years.

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Veterans Sleep Outside in North Adams to Raise Homelessness Awareness

After serving in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army Justin Pierce returned home to a good job and a savings account. But it was fleeting. Soon enough the now 25-year-old was laid off and slowly watched his bank account dwindle. He downsized his apartment but still struggled living in fear that if the car broke down or any little thing occurred, he'd be in serious trouble. He was stressed and depressed.

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America Legion Riders to Law Enforcement: Thank You!

The American Legion Riders hold two motorcycle runs every year to raise money to support veterans and have never had an accident. Part of the reason is because law enforcement in a number of towns are there to perform traffic control, allowing the bikers to get through an intersection safety in under a minute. On Friday morning, the riders had a simple message to those officers: Thank you.

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Third-Grader Collects Items for Veterans Instead of Birthday Gifts

"She was like our little angel." — Tina Samson

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Brayton Students Thank — And Get Thanks From — Returning Veteran McCarron

"I want you all to set goals for yourself. Can you do that? And be thankful for everything you have." — Michael McCarron

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McCann Students Gather Veterans' Memorial Flags

"They will stop and read them, especially the older stones. There is a lot of education." — William Schrade

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North Adams Welcomes Soldier Home

"You recognize what other people have been through because every soldier has a story and none of them are the same." — Michael McCarron

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NAMI Berkshire County Holds Facilitator Training for Veterans Support Group

The support groups are free and open to veterans living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions.

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Kiwanis Fill Park Square With Flags For Second Year

"Each and every one of these flags, all 640, has a story attached to it." — Cheryl Tripp Cleveland

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Former Marine Takes Over at Local Jewish War Veterans

Waldheim is looking to increase participation among younger veterans in the Jewish community.

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10th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow Set for Aug. 8-9

The event is a unique celebration and sharing of native culture through traditional songs, dances and art.

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North Adams VFW Welcomes Warrior Hike Veterans

"It gives you the opportunity to think back on stuff and kind of go through it." — Gabe Golden

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Williams Joins Program to Connect Recent Veterans with Colleges

Through VetLink, S2S will identify qualified U.S. military veterans, introduce them to partner colleges, and mentor them through the college search and admissions process.

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Lanesborough Marks Memorial Day, Honored for 250 Years

"We have a responsibility to preserve that freedom and expand it." — state Rep. Benjamin Downing

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Sullivan Students Celebrate Memorial Day

"It's about those who paid the ultimate price and didn't make it back alive." — Col. Michael Morgan

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Vietnam Veterans Honored at Snowy Pittsfield Ceremony

"[They] never got the recognition they deserved. Now they do." — John Harding

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New Transportation Center Eyed To Help Veterans

"This is a huge need and a huge gap." — Duane Gill

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