The community gathered Saturday at Foxborough High School for the town’s annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor and thank those who have served and presently serve in the country’s armed forces.
Veterans have given so much to this country and on Saturday, the Foxborough community gathered in the high school auditorium to say “thank you.” The town’s Veterans Day ceremony featured music from the Serenading Seniors and messages of thanks and appreciation to the town’s veterans and current active military service members. Among the messages shared Saturday, it was the one from a Foxborough High School senior that perfectly put into perspective the true meaning of Veterans Day. “We wouldn’t be living in the Land of the Free if it weren’t for the brave and those brave people are the veterans,” said FHS Senior Emma Carleton. Isn’t that the truth. Carleton thanked veterans for being “so much more than a person who fought in a war” and for…
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
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 …