Veterans' Council

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Minutes 2011 and Older

Links

Visit our Veterans’ Services pages for full details on benefits, programs and other veteran assistance.

The Town of Hingham Annual Hank Maude “Service Above Self” Veteran of the Year Award

The Hingham Veterans Council is now taking nominations for the 2020 Veteran of the Year. Deadline for application is October 13, 2020 @ 1300

View the full details in the 2020 Veteran of the Year Flyer (PDF) 

Please complete the Veteran of the Year Application (PDF)


Member Term Expires
Keith Jermyn, Veterans' Services Officer  
Thomas Burbank 2022
Joe Gragg, Vice Chair 2022
James Ippolito  2021
Mary Ann Blackmur 2021
Benjamin Dulieu, Chair 2022

Meeting Schedule 

The Veterans Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in Hingham Town Hall, at 18:00 hrs or 6:00 pm, as noted on the Town Website.

The current meeting Agenda and previous meeting Minutes are submitted NLT 48 hrs. prior to the open meetings as set by the laws of the Commonwealth.

Overview

The Hingham Veterans’ Council is composed of 5 residents of Hingham, who are appointed to fill staggered 3-year terms by the Board of Selectmen.  The volunteers serve at the pleasure of the Board, but report directly to the Veterans Service Officer, who is a municipal employee.

The Council is an unpaid advisory board established in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 115, Section 12 to “render such assistance to the director of veterans’ services of the municipality…as the director may request."

Further information is provided in the Veterans Council ByLaws (PDF)

Duties & Responsibilities

The Hingham Veterans’ Council routinely provides assistance to the Town’s Veterans’ Services department in the following areas:

  • Fourth of July
  • POW/MIA Remembrance Day (3rd Friday of September)
  • USN Medal of Honor recipient - SN Herbert L. Foss Day (October 12th)
  • Veterans Day – (November 11th)
  • Pearl Harbor Day – (December 7th)
  • Peace Officer Memorial Day (May 15th)
  • Memorial Day – 4th Monday of May
  • Battle of Grape Island (3rd Sunday in May)
  • Flag Day (June 14th)
  • Blue Star Banner & Flags for Soldiers Programs (Quarterly)

Their roles serve to keep the lines of communications open between the Town Veterans population, and Veterans organizations in the district.