Purple Heart Signs Going Up in Foxborough
By News Staff
FOXBOROUGH, MASS - Foxborough has officially been designated a Purple Heart town, joining 900 others across the country, and now local veterans will soon be publicly honored all over Foxborough.
86 year resident, Town Historian, and Korean war veteran, Jack Authelet is writing a book giving a glimpse into Foxborough during World War II.
Authelet told ABC6 that he "had the privilege to write about the many veterans and their service," which is why he is excited the signs will be placed all over town.
The town's newest Veteran's Service Officer, Ally Rodriguez, realized nobody really knew about the tribute and felt she had to do something about it.
"Nobody knows about it, there are no signs, and we need to let people know that we honor and are proud of our veterans", said Rodriguez.
There are more than 50 purple heart recipients from Foxborough, and 12 are still currently living in the town.
Authelet believes this is a way to thank those who have served and honoring all they did for the country.
"We are doing a great service to them, and to our nation and when we promise we will never forget we don't just mean us, we don't want out children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren let anyone forget either. "