We want to continue to lobby the state legislature and executive departments to ensure that the needs of veterans and their families are met. Specifically, we need:
A "living wage" of benefits for veterans. Mayor Menino and the City of Boston have led the charge for ensuring that people who are able to work for the City of Boston are paid enough money so they can live with dignity. Let us make the goal of the City of Boston to ensure that those who are unable to work receive sufficient money to also live with dignity in the City of Boston. Currently, we are providing benefits at least 50% below the "living wage" estimates. We must continue to work to get these people more benefits.
A unified veterans council in the City of Boston to coordinate all of the numerous events and issues of veterans.
A "book of heroes" to honor individuals killed in action and the veterans buried within the City of Boston.
An "oral history project" in which schoolchildren interview veterans and record their stories on tapes.