The Westport Veterans' Services Officer provides eligible veterans and their families, who are residents of Westport, with financial and medical assistance and is an advocate for Westport’s veterans and their dependents. In addition, the VSO coordinates all military-related holiday events with Westport Veterans' organizations.
Memorial Day: Westport holds an annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony to honor and remember the men and women who gave their lives in service to the United States of America. In addition, the VSO works with local Boy and Girl Scout Troops and Westport Veterans Organizations to ensure that each deceased veteran interred in Westport has a flag placed on their gravesite for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is the last Monday in May.
Flag Day: Westport holds an annual Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags per the approved method of disposal by burning. This event is held on a Saturday in June around Flag Day. Flag Day is June14.
Unserviceable flags can be dropped off at any of these locations throughout Westport:
- Town Hall Annex, 856 Main Road
- American Legion Post: 489 Sanford Road
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post: 843 State Road
Graves Care: The Westport VSO also serves as the Veterans’ Graves Officer to ensure that Westport is in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws and the policies regarding proper interment and care of veterans’ graves. Any damage to veteran's gravesites or markers can be reported to the VSO.
Jobs: Visit the Employment Opportunities site for current job listings for the Town of Westport.