According to the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs website, in November 1919, when President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of "Armistice Day," what would eventually become Veterans Day, he said the day, "...will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory…."
The day was officially recognized by Congress with a concurrent resolution in 1926 and then modified in 1954 to become "Veterans Day" as we know it today, but the "solemn pride" Wilson commemorated in that original proclamation is still shown by communities all over the country every Nov. 11.
So Foxborough, in honor of Veterans Day, we want to hear from you!
Foxborough Patch will publish a list of names, honoring those veterans you, our readers, wish to thank, and remember this Veterans Day.
Feel free to simply write names in the comments section below.
Happy Veterans Day and thank you veterans for your service!