(WWLP) – Massachusetts has a very special relationship with veterans, offering many programs that help with housing, employment, and education.

Taking care of the men and women who have served this country is very important in Massachusetts. 

By funding non-profit organizations, Massachusetts Legislators are working to house hundreds of homeless veterans.   

The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke and Chelsea offer both residential and long-term care for eligible veterans. 

Massachusetts also provides a welcome home bonus to veterans who lived in the state just before entering the armed forces.

Veterans of Massachusetts are eligible for discounted hunting and fishing licenses, and parking fees will be waived for vehicles with a disabled veteran license plate. 

On top of the Commonwealth's many programs, veterans are honored by artwork and memorabilia that can be seen throughout the State House.

The State House also holds offices for VFW and American Legion personnel that work to improve the lives of veterans all across the state. 

If you are a veteran or know one who needs assistance, click here to see what services the state can provide.

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