Volunteers Thank Boston’s Veterans

By Demi Vitkute 9/7/2015

Hundreds of volunteers who signed up for “Operation Thank a Vet,” a city wide effort to honor Boston’s veterans, are going door to door Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8, to thank the citizens who have served the U.S. military and provide them with the resources available.

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​”I am proud of Boston’s strong tradition of honoring our veterans, and appreciate all of the volunteers who have already come forward to donate their time,” said Mayor Walsh. “There is no better way to celebrate Veterans Day than to personally thank the veterans in our city who have served our country.”

​The Mayor’s Office along with the Veterans’ Services Department and Office of Neighborhood Services called for volunteers to sign-up for “Operation Thank a Vet” at boston.gov/veterans. Volunteers will be provided with specific addresses of veterans and packages to hand deliver.

​Earlier this month, Mayor Walsh released a 34-page long action plan to end veteran and chronic homelessness in Boston by 2018.

​ On Wednesday, November 4, Boston hosted its first-ever housing surge for veterans at the Pine Street Inn, as part of “Homes for the Brave” initiative. Representatives from 11 partner agencies assisted 60 homeless veterans in connecting them with housing and housing resources.

​“No veteran should be homeless – and in Boston, we are working to make that a reality,” said Mayor Walsh.