Veterans Services

Veterans Definition
A veteran is defined as any person, male or female: 
  • Whose last discharge or release from his/her wartime service (defined below) was under honorable conditions
  • Who served in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard of the United State for not less than 90 days active service, at least one day of which was for wartime service, provided that any person who so served in wartime and was awarded a service-connected disability or a Purple Heart, or who died in such service under conditions other than dishonorable, shall be deemed to be a veteran notwithstanding his/her failure to complete 90 days of active service

Wartime Service

Veterans Services are provided to veterans who served in:
  • Spanish War
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Lebanese Peace Keeping Mission
  • Dominican Intervention
  • Vietnam War
  • Grenada
  • Beirut
  • Lybia
  • Panamanian Intervention
  • Persian Gulf War
  • Somalia
  • Invasion of Haiti
  • Bosnia / Yugoslavia
  • Kosovo War
  • Iraq War
  • War in Afghanistan
  • Member of the "WACC" during any of the periods of time described herein
You may call the Veterans Office at 781-618-9750 and you will be given dates for everything listed above. 
Merchant Marine
Any Merchant Marine who performed such wartime service in armed conflict between December 7, 1941 - August 15, 1945, and who received an honorable discharge from the Army, Navy, or U.S. Coast Guard.


None of the following shall be deemed to be a veteran: 
  • Any person, who at the time of entering into the armed forces of the United States, had declared his/her intention to become a subject or citizen of the United States and withdrew his/her intention under the provision of the act of Congress approved July 9, 1918.
  • Any person who was discharge from said armed forces on his/her own application or solicitation by reason of his/her being an enemy alien.
  • Any person who has been proved guilty of willful desertion.
  • Any person whose only service in the armed forces of the United States consists of his/her service as a member of the coast guard auxiliary or as a temporary member of the coast guard reserve, or both.