A Proud Veteran’s Widow
Joan Neary at 11 New Street is a proud Veteran’s widow as the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Service’s Association, an organization that supports Veterans in need, were able to get a handicap ramp installed for her. With today’s information highway, the town Veterans Service Officers along with the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services Association share a lot of information as it becomes available and pushes this information out between several hundred town Veterans Service Offices when events, job fairs, fallen comrades who leave behind medical equipment, beds, scooters, handicap ramps and much more becomes available. Rehoboth’s Veterans Service Officer, Jake Kramer came across Joan Neary last fall when she made an appointment to see him to discuss her needs. Jake Kramer told Joan Neary that he would place her name on his task board and when one would became available; he would try to respond immediately to that e-mail. In June, an e-mail was sent out about a Fallen Comrade’s family in Weymouth who wanted to donate this handicap ramp to a needy Veteran, and with luck, Jake was able to lock “n” load this ramp. The Rehoboth Veterans Agent went to Weymouth, MA with his trailer, spent two days to disassemble the ramp and make two round trips to Joan’s house and installed it for her the following week. Jake Kramer enjoys his job as the town of Rehoboth’s Veterans Agent when he’s able to put smiles on his fellow comrades faces and their spouses.