William Curtis, Jr., Vice Chairperson Term Expires: 2025
Moises Moniz, Member Term Expires: 2026
Russ Pion, Member Term Expires: 2025
Michael Tumlinson, Member Term Expires: 2024
LaNon Near, Member Term Expires: 2024
Joseph Raez, Member Term Expires: 2024
The Veterans Council addresses current issues related to veterans' memorials, the review, and the development of policies pertaining to Seekonk veterans along with future projects and plans to promote Seekonk and their veterans. The council's purpose is to assist and advise the Veterans Service officer and to provide feedback from community veterans directly to the Board of Selectmen.
The Seekonk Veterans Council maintains the Seekonk Veterans Memorial Park as well as all of the Gold Star Memorial sites throughout the town. The committee also assists the VSO with the planning and execution of the Seekonk Memorial Day Parade and both the Memorial Day and Veterans' Day ceremonies.
The committee meets throughout the year to discuss all issues pertaining to Seekonk Veterans. With the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Baker's Order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, sec. 20 limiting the number of attendees allowed to physically access meetings to ten is in effect until further notice.
Purpose: To provide support to all Seekonk Veterans and the Veterans Service Officer. To serve as a liaison between Seekonk veterans and the Board of Selectmen. To promote the recognition and observance of all patriotic holidays including, but not limited to Memorial and Veterans' Day. To foster an understanding and appreciation within the Town of the achievements, contributions, and sacrifices veterans have made to the community, state, and nation.