BOSTON -- On Monday, November 11, the Red Sox will commemorate Veterans Day and recognize those who have served in the United States Armed Forces with visits to veterans hospitals and homes, and with the broadcast of a special Veterans Day “televent” airing on WCVB Channel 5 to raise funds
BOSTON -- On Monday, November 11, the Red Sox will commemorate Veterans Day and recognize those who have served in the United States Armed Forces with visits to veterans hospitals and homes, and with the broadcast of a special Veterans Day “televent” airing on WCVB Channel 5 to raise funds for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program dedicated to treating the invisible wounds for veterans of all eras, service members, and military families. Fenway Park tours will also be free for service members and veterans on Monday.
The Red Sox will once again visit with veterans throughout the day this holiday with Red Sox alumnus Manny Delcarmen bringing the four World Series trophies to three different locations. Delcarmen, who will be joined by Fenway Ambassadors and Wally the Green Monster, will start the day at the VA Hospital in Manchester, NH (10-11 a.m.). The group will then visit with veterans at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hospital in Bedford, MA (2-3 p.m.). The day concludes with a stop at the New England Center and Home for Veterans in Boston, MA (4-5 p.m.).
Media interested in covering the Red Sox’ Veterans Day visits can contact Zineb Curran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the fifth year in a row, Home Base will air a broadcast special on WCVB Channel 5 highlighting service members and their families struggling with the invisible wounds. The day-long televent will air from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The broadcast will be supported by a live phone bank and online donations. Viewers can donate by calling 781-433-4009, or visiting homebase.org/Televent.
The Veterans Day televent is hosted by WCVB News Anchor and U.S. Air Force Veteran Randy Price, and will include live cut-ins with veterans, Home Base staff, and partners.
The Home Base program was created in 2009 by Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner who was inspired by a visit with veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after celebrating the Red Sox’ 2007 World Series Championship at the White House. The program is celebrating its 10th anniversary helping at-risk veterans and military families free of cost.