Important Phone Numbers

All General Inquiries including
  • Change of Address for Compensation or Pension
  • Notification of Death
  • Real Estate Tax Abatement from VA
Headstone and Markers


VFW Post #1046,

283 N. Quincy Street
Brockton, MA

American Legion Post #35

War Memorial Building
156 West Elm Street
Brockton, MA 02301

D.A.V. Chapter #76

Building #22, VA Hospital
940 Belmont Street
Brockton, MA 02301
D.A.V. Chapter meets the fourth Saturday of each month at 1 p.m.

Vet Center (Counseling and Referral Services for Veterans and their families)

1 Pearl St, Suite 2300
Brockton, MA

Legal Services for Veterans

257 Union Street
New Bedford, MA 02740

Legion Parkway Veterans monument

Photo Courtesy of Brockton Community Access
Photo Courtesy of Brockton Community Access
Photo Courtesy of Brockton Community Access

Resources for Veterans

Purple Heart City

Square version of Purple Heart City

Brockton became a Purple Heart City in October 2021. We’re now part of the Purple Heart Trail established in 1992 by the Military Order of the Purple Heart. This designation is an “outward expression of an internal desire to recognize and honor recipients of the Purple Heart.”

You can learn more about the Purple Heart Trail here:

Each year the City celebrates our Purple Heart Recipients at a luncheon held in August on or around National Purple Heart Day. Recipients and their families are invited to a ceremony at the War Memorial so that elected officials, other veterans, and residents can show gratitude and support.

Contact the Veterans’ Services Department if you know a Purple Heart Recipient with ties to Brockton! We’d love to honor them at the luncheon.

Image of Veterans Director, Brockton Mayor and Wounded Veterans
Left to Right: Director Kelly Young (Army), Mayor Robert Sullivan, John Gill (Army), Jason Ford (Army), James D’Ambrose (Army), Bruce Walmsley (Army), William Dube (Navy), Military Order of the Purple Heart Rep. Brian Willette (Army).

Brockton War Memorials

Parks and Squares
  • Korean-Vietnam Memorial Park, Centre and Main streets
  • Roderick Park, Union and Main streets
  • Timothy Holster Park, West Chestnut Street
  • Danny Goodwin Park, Centre Street at East Middle School
  • Italian American Park (Louis Tatantino), Otis Street
  • Triangle – Charles Allue Davis, Howard and Spark streets
  • Tomaselli Square, Summer and Grove streets
  • Frank Capozzi Square, Wendall Avenue and Lyman Street
  • S/Sg Edmund Perrault Square, Quincy and Centre streets
  • Robert Francis Pierce Square, Oak and Battles streets
  • Disabled American Veterans Square, Forest Avenute and West Street
  • George Howard (GAR Post 13) Square, Warren and Forest avenues
  • Bernard Hard Square, Court and Cary streets
  • Harlan Circle named for Harlan W. Sanford killed 2/21/45
Bridges and Buildings
  • Bridge - Spanish American War Veterans, Torrey Street and Route 24
  • Bridge - Arthur J. Sheehan Memorial, Belmont Street at Route 24
  • VFW Bridge, Route 27 cutoff and Route 24
  • American Legion (Brockton Post # 35) Memorial Bridge, West Chestnut Street and Route 24
  • War Memorial Building, 156 West Elm Street
  • WWII Armory for Corporal Gordon M. Craig - Korean War, West Chestnut Street
  • Roll of Honor, WWII Veterans (Leyden Park) Flag Pole, Gilmore School - Clinton Street
Monuments and Stones
  • Stone for Orleanis William Burton, WWI, Commercial and School streets
  • Sign Louis A. Minsk, Crescent St. at Cosgrove Pool entrance
  • Stone Bertocci Memorial, Crescent Street at Salisbury Park
  • General Pulaski Square and Boulder, Howard & N. Montello streets
  • Ward 2 Stone, Brooks Street at Edgar Field
  • VFW Stone, VFW Parkway and City Hall Plaza
  • GAR Stone, VFW Parkway and City Hall Plaza
  • Italian American Veterans Boulder, Oak Street (median)
  • Monument to Honor All Veterans, Legion Parkway and Warren Avenue
  • Monument erected in memory of the soldiers and sailors from N. Bridgewater, Bold Defenders of the Union, North Main Street before Spring Street
  • 1861-1865-Perkins Park Plaques, City Hall (45 School Street)
  • WWI Boulder, Coweeset Cemetery, Pearl Street

ABOVE: The Brockton War Memorial Building was built in 1930, dedicated to "the men and women who served our country in time of war." It continues to be the most visible and classic tribute to the sacrifice of our veterans.

For many years the Brockton War Memorial Building has served as a meeting place for community veteran organizations and services, as well as the home of the Brockton Symphony Orchestra.