Veterans Council


  • Monthly

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


  • James LaFlame, Veterans Service Officer
    Contact James LaFlame
  • Kevin Kugel, Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2025
  • William Curtis, Jr., Vice Chairperson
    Term Expires: 2025
  • Moises Moniz, Member
    Term Expires: 2026
  • Russ Pion, Member
    Term Expires: 2025
  • Michael Tumlinson, Member
    Term Expires: 2024
  • LaNon Near, Member
    Term Expires: 2024
  • Joseph Raez, Member
    Term Expires: 2024

Mission Statement

The Veterans Council addresses current issues related to veterans' memorials, the review, and the development of policies pertaining to Seekonk veterans along with future projects and plans to promote Seekonk and their veterans. The council's purpose is to assist and advise the Veterans Service officer and to provide feedback from community veterans directly to the Board of Selectmen.

General Information

The Seekonk Veterans Council maintains the Seekonk Veterans Memorial Park as well as all of the Gold Star Memorial sites throughout the town. The committee also assists the VSO with the planning and execution of the Seekonk Memorial Day Parade and both the Memorial Day and Veterans' Day ceremonies.

The committee meets throughout the year to discuss all issues pertaining to Seekonk Veterans. With the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Baker's Order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, sec. 20 limiting the number of attendees allowed to physically access meetings to ten is in effect until further notice.

View the Veterans Memorial Brick Order Form (PDF).


  • Appointed By: Selectmen
  • Members: Seven
  • Term: Three Years
  • Meeting Schedule: Monthly
  • Legal Basis: MGL Chapter 115
  • Purpose: To provide support to all Seekonk Veterans and the Veterans Service Officer. To serve as a liaison between Seekonk veterans and the Board of Selectmen. To promote the recognition and observance of all patriotic holidays including, but not limited to Memorial and Veterans' Day. To foster an understanding and appreciation within the Town of the achievements, contributions, and sacrifices veterans have made to the community, state, and nation.