Michael Sweeney was honored as a 2019 Patriots Difference Maker of the Week for his commitment to veterans and military families. (Courtesy Photo)

Lynn’s veterans agent honored as a ‘Difference Maker’ by New England Patriots

LYNN — Michael Sweeney, Lynn's director of veterans services, was honored by the New England Patriots as the team's "Difference Maker of the Week" for his work with military members and Gold Star families. 

Sweeney, who served a stint in Afghanistan during his five years of active duty for the U.S. Army, was selected for the team's service award for his involvement with the Military Friends Foundation, a nonprofit established after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that provides financial aid and community support to military families, according to a press release from the Patriots. 

"The Kraft family and the Patriots put honoring veterans and our military front and center in everything they do," Sweeney said in a statement. "It's great to see and I can't thank them enough. The work the Military …

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