2018 Foxborough Veterans Day Ceremony Details
Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Monday, November 12th, 2018
Place: Foxborough High School Auditorium
Veterans TV Coverage
Foxboro Cable Access will provide live coverage on the Government Channel (Comcast 22, Verizon 38) and streaming available at fcatv.org/live starting at 11 am. Smart TVs can also access the steam using the YouTube App (search for user “FCATVORG”)
The Veterans Day Ceremony is held each year to honor the service of each
veteran within our community. Veterans Day was established on the one year anniversary of Armistice Day, the last day of the First World War, in November of 1919.
President Woodrow Wilson honored the efforts of all allied individuals who had served during the war. His speech at that ceremony started the process of creating a special day to honor veterans for their service as a whole in contrast to Memorial Day, which honors those who died in the line of duty or died after their service. In 1938 Armistice Day became a legal holiday, and in 1954 the day was renamed Veterans Day.
Activities for Veterans Day will include; remarks by honored guests
including a Keynote Speaker Douglas L. Horka, VSO West Boylston
Keynote speaker Douglas L. Horka is currently the Veterans’ Service Officer for the Town of West Boylston in Central Massachusetts. He is a decorated former Pararescueman (a rescue and survival specialist) having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was credited with over 250 helicopter combat sorties (flights) during his two years in Vietnam.
After Vietnam, he was assigned to Honolulu, Hawaii where he participated in the recovery of Apollo 14 off the coast of American Samoa (Pago Pago).
Before becoming a VSO, he was a Senior Corporate Engineer for Boston Scientific Corporation (Business Development Department), now headquartered in Marlboro, MA, but previously in Watertown and then Natick. During his 27 year adventure, his favorite role was the evaluation and acquisition of technologies or products or enterprises which expanded the company’s medical device portfolio to more than 18,000 organically developed and acquired products.
He lives in Worcester with his wife Priscilla. They have two grown children.
Foxborough’s Veterans Day ceremony will be held in the Foxborough High School Auditorium at 11:00 AM.