NASHUA - Today, Scott Brown kicked off his “Honoring Our Veterans” tour with a stop at Harbor Homes in Nashua. Brown visited the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center and toured properties devoted to supporting New Hampshire veterans and their families as part of their Veterans FIRST program.
“I applaud the hard work and commitment from Harbor Homes to support our veterans and communities," said Brown, a 35 year member of the Army National Guard. “It's our duty to ensure our veterans and their families have access to the health care and employment opportunities when they return home, and I will make these top priorities in the Senate."
Brown toured the health care center and transitional housing units, including the Dalianis House and Buckingham Place, to meet veteran residents and discuss their veteran support programs. Veterans FIRST, established in 2004 with almost 40 properties in total, provides affordable housing, employment and supportive services in Greater Nashua and Southern New Hampshire.
"We appreciate Senator Brown stopping by to visit our facilities and learn more about our vital support programs to get veterans back on their feet," said Peter Kelleher, CEO and president of Harbor Homes.
During his time in the Senate, Brown served on the Veterans Affairs Committee, and has a record of accomplishment when it comes to helping the veterans community. Brown was one of the original co-sponsors of the Hire A Hero act, which provides tax credits to businesses that hire veterans.
Brown will continue his “Honoring Our Veterans” tour this week, traveling across New Hampshire to meet with veterans groups to talk about jobs and health care.