Located along Short Lane, behind WXGM and just past two wooden soldiers, is the home of Gloucester’s Disabled American Veterans Chapter 58.
Since 1920 the DAV has been helping veterans find support in their lives after their service to the nation. Chapter 58 was chartered in 1988 with its current location being built in 2010.
Staffed by volunteers, many of whom served in the armed forces, the DAV has the primary function of helping veterans and their families apply for benefits and services from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Chapter 58’s Commander Louis Valcourt said that this chapter has the highest application approval rating in the state.
Chapter 58’s First Vice Commander Jerry Flannagan said the chapter provides a level of comfort to those it assists. Flannagan has met veterans who have life-threatening illness and widows who want to make sure they and their families will be taken care of. The work the DAV does lets those they serve rest easy knowing that they’...
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