Town of Hingham Veterans Day Observance

October 30, 2023 By The Town of Hingham

The Town of Hingham Veterans’ Department is pleased to announce the program for this year’s Annual Veteran’s Day Observance, formerly called Armistice Day.  The event will take place on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM in the Sanborn Auditorium, Hingham Town Hall.

Veterans’ Day 2023 will begin with the CPL Lawrence St. Laurent, USMC Breakfast in the Hingham Town Hall’s Central Meeting Room (2nd Floor), from 08:30-10:30 AM. This event is open to ALL Military, Veterans, and their families, sponsored by the Hingham Veterans’ Council and catered by Hart Brothers Catering of Rockland, MA.

The main event will begin promptly at 11:00 AM in Sanborn Auditorium on the 2nd Floor of Town Hall. The event will be led by Town Moderator Michael Puzo, with music performed by the Hingham High School Band and members of the Chorus. The principal speaker will be Colonel Robert Notch, U.S. Army (Ret.) He is the current President of the South Shore Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

There will be reserved seating for ALL Military and Veterans. Following the main event, we will parade the colors outside the Town Hall main entrance, and conduct a brief wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans’ monument.

Please make every effort to attend and show your support for our Nation’s Veterans.

During the stress of these uncertain times, one thing in the Town of Hingham is certain…

  • We will always take time out to pause, reflect, and remember the many sacrifices made by our men and women who serve now and in the past, and especially for those who have laid down their lives to keep us all free.
  • Remembering them is our sacred commitment; keeping them in our hearts and minds every day in a fast-paced world is at times difficult, but we must.
  • “…for it’s when WE hear, WE forget – when WE see, WE remember – when WE do, WE understand.”

Speaker Bio
Colonel Robert (Bob) Notch, U.S. Army Retired
Persian Gulf & Global War on Terrorism Veteran

Colonel Robert (Bob) Notch, United States Army Retired, is involved in multiple organizations supporting service members, veterans and their families, including families of the fallen.

Bob retired from the Army Reserve as a Colonel in May 2016 after nearly 27 years of active service as a commissioned officer in both the Army and Army Reserve. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Army Aviation upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in May of 1989. He served in multiple tactical leadership assignments as a UH-60 Blackhawk pilot, operations officer, human resources manager, and force development officer, serving in Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990 and in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. His senior assignments include operational and strategic level positions on the Army Staff, Joint Staff and Office of the Chief of Army Reserve in the Pentagon.

He is the current President of the Greater Boston Veterans Collaborative; Co-chair of Our Community Salutes of Massachusetts; President of the South Shore Chapter of the

Military Officers Association of America; participant in the Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families; Senior Military Consultant to the University of Alabama national study on needs of women who served in the US Military; and an active participant in multiple national Veteran Communities of Practice.

His formal education includes a Master of Public Administration (Suffolk University,

2023), Senior Service College Fellow (Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, 2011), Master of Science in Operations Research (Kansas State University, 1999), and Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (US Military Academy, 1989).

His highest awards are the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star Medal.

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