Reggae crooner and U.S. Marine Gulf War veteran Shaggy will be among those recognized for his service and support for fellow veterans at the Boston Veterans Day Dinner on Nov. 7.
The fundraiser event, presented by Hanscom Federal Credit Union and hosted by Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, will take place at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The night aims to honor the service of military families and recognize the nonprofit’s biggest supporters.
“My military experience helped shape me into the person that I am today.” Shaggy said in a press statement. “I am honored to be associated with such an important event and cause and look forward to continuing a friendship with Home Base for years to come.”
Prior to his formal recognition, Shaggy will take part in a live discussion about his music career, his military experience and support of veteran causes moderated by Home Base Nation podcast host Dr. Ron Hirschberg.
All proceeds from the event will benefit programs available at Home Base to help veterans, service members and their families in difficult realms such as post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder and family relationship challenges.
Tickets and table reservations for Home Base’s Veterans Day Dinner are available starting at $5,000. Individual tickets are available for $500, subject to availability.