BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ -– Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray on Monday announced the details of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s 2009 MASS Veterans Tour: Massachusetts Awareness for Support and Services. Over the course of two weeks, he will participate in various meetings, tours and events relative to military and veterans issues. Starting on Monday June 15th and continuing through Monday June 29th, the Lieutenant Governor will continue and expand his work on behalf of the Patrick-Murray Administration as an advocate for veterans and their families. As the Chairman of Governor Patrick’s Advisory Council on Veterans’ Services, he has led a group of veterans and veterans’ advocates for the last two years as they have worked to promote and improve the Administration’s outreach and service delivery to veterans and their families.

Lt Governor Tim P Murray“Those who have served to protect the ideals of the United States of America and keep us safe deserve to be taken care of when they return home,” said Lieutenant Governor Murray. “Over the next two weeks, I will travel across the Commonwealth to meet with veterans and their family members to hear about their needs and how we can better support them.”

“The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, under the Patrick-Murray administration, supports and advocates on the behalf of our over 430,000 veterans and families. While Massachusetts leads the nation in offering comprehensive benefits and services to our veterans, unfortunately many still do not know all of the benefits available to them,” said Secretary of Veterans’ Services Thomas Kelley. “Over the next two weeks, Lieutenant Governor Murray will be taking the time to promote these services, while listening to veterans and advocates about what else needs to be done. I am grateful to the Lieutenant Governor for his continued commitment to those of us that have served this Nation and our families.”

Staff from the Department of Veterans’ Services and/or Lieutenant Governor Murray’s Office will be available onsite at each event to answer questions about veterans’ programs and benefits in the Commonwealth.