Mansfield Veterans Day

Annual Mansfield Veterans Day parade and ceremony in 2018. The Mansfield High School marching band provided patriotic music along the parade route and during the ceremony.

Foxboro veterans dinners an annual tradition

FOXBORO -- The Friends of Foxboro Veterans are again planning to deliver Thanksgiving turkeys to veterans homes for the seventh year.

The dinners will be accompanied by homemade dessert, cards made by students and Foxboro High School Thanksgiving football game tickets.

They will be delivered to veterans’ doorsteps Nov. 23, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

The effort is funded through the generosity of volunteers, businesses and residents.

If you wish to donate, send donations to The Friends of Foxborough Veterans, P.O. Box 307, Foxboro, MA 02035.

If you are a veteran or know a veteran to be included -- even if they were on the list last year, contact Jim DeVellis at or 781-771-8104; Lynda Walsh at or 774-266-3140; Rachel Calabrese at or 781-696-7103; or Ally Rodriguez, Foxboro's Veterans Service Director, at or 508-543-1204.

Vets breakfast in North

NORTH ATTLEBORO -- The Captain Kyle R. Van De Giesen Memorial Award Fund will host its annual breakfast for North Attleboro veterans Monday, Nov. 11 at the Masonic Lodge. This breakfast is free and will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Norton Veterans Day parade

NORTON -- The annual Veterans Day parade is slated to take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11.

The parade will assemble at the Yelle School parking lot at 64 West Main St. (Route 123) at 9:30 a.m., and step off at 10 a.m.

The parade will proceed east on West Main Street (Route 123) to the stone monument at the corner of Pine and East Main streets for a brief ceremony, then proceed west to the town common for continued services that will include guest speaker John (Jake) Comer, past national commander of the American Legion. The procession will then proceed west to the Master Sgt. Trent Memorial to conclude ceremonies, before returning to Yelle School where refreshments will be available in the cafeteria.

Sponsored by the Norton Veterans Council, the parade will include the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company D, and all military personnel are welcome to march. RSVP at 508-265-0442 or email

In the event of inclement weather, ceremonies will be held inside the school gymnasium.

Rehoboth veterans ceremony

REHOBOTH -- A veterans ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at the American Legion Veterans Cenotaph located at

North church supper for vets

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Grace Episcopal Church at 104 North Washington St. is holding a sphaghetti supper and veteran appreciation Saturday, Nov. 9.

North Attleboro and Plainville Veterans Agent Rebecca Jennings will recognize vets.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of North Attleboro Vets. Last year’s donation helped to fund the Vets Christmas Party.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $13, veterans $10.

Veterans program Nov. 10 in Mansfield

MANSFIELD — The Congregational Church of Mansfield will host its 15th annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 in the church vestry, 17 West St.

The event, which will include a complimentary luncheon, flag ceremony led by a local Boy Scout troop and a brief music program, is open to all veterans.

RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 6 to the church office at 508-339-4793 or by email at

Norton vets luncheon on for Nov. 13

NORTON — An appreciation luncheon for Norton veterans will be held at noon Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the VFW Post 8049, 38 Summer St.

The buffet-style luncheon will include salad, dessert and beverages; bingo to follow. Horizon Beverage will also be handing out Thanksgiving baskets. RSVP by Thursday, Nov. 7 to the town’s veterans’ office at 508-285-0274.

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