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Sights and sounds from 2022 Home Base Veterans Day Dinner presented by Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation

For the first time since 2019, Home Base brought together partners, donors and distinguished guests at the Home Base Veterans Day Dinner presented by Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The Dinner was hosted at the American Heritage Museum – a 66,000+ square foot building in Hudson, MA that, among its staggering variety of rare relics, features over 15 tanks and artifacts that are the only ones on public display in North America.

During the Dinner, attendees heard from Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and keynote speaker General Richard D. Clarke, a retired U.S. Army four-star general and the 12th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. Additionally, Voices of Service, a singing quartet of Veterans and top 5 finisher on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent, performed the National Anthem and various songs throughout the evening.

Home Base also presented the Major General Joseph Warren, MD Awards to Jean C. Tempel (individual recipient) and the Navy SEAL Foundation (organization recipient). Ms. Tempel retired as Managing Partner of First Light Capital and serves on the Home Base Board of Overseers. Robin King, Executive Director of the Navy SEAL Foundation, accepted the award on behalf of the foundation.

Pictured above: Between the rare relics of the American Heritage Museum, attendees gather around the stage to listen to keynote speaker General Richard D. Clarke.
Pictured above: Voices of Service performs the National Anthem prior to the speaking program.
Pictured above: Home Base Chief Operating Officer Michael Allard thanks presenting sponsor Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation.
Pictured above: Governor Charlie Baker was one of several featured speakers throughout the evening.
Pictured above (from left to right): Home Base Executive Director Brigadier General (Ret.) Jack Hammond, Jean C. Tempel, Robin King, General Richard D. Clarke and Michael Allard.

The Dinner was attended by nearly 200 friends of Home Base and raised a total of $377,500 in support of Home Base’s mission to heal the invisible wounds of war for Veterans, Service Members and their Families.

Home Base thanks Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation for its continued generosity and support of the Dinner as its presenting sponsor. We also thank all who attended this year and made our first Dinner in three years a very special one!

Home Base is a national nonprofit dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class, direct clinical care, wellness, education and research – all at no cost to them – regardless of era of service, discharge status or geographical location. The program was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and the Boston Red Sox. Learn more at www.homebase.org.