*Hingham General News and Announcements*

Posted on: April 5, 2017

Dedication in honor of Seaman Herbert L. Foss

All Hingham Citizens - 

The Town of Hingham is delighted to announce that the newly opened State Transportation Facility / Ferry Terminal in the Hingham Shipyard will be dedicated in honor of Seaman Herbert L. Foss at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 -rain or shine.  All citizens are welcome.

During this event the Town will unveil a magnificently crafted bronze bust of Seaman Foss created by Susan Luery, a nationally known artist and sculptor with ties to Hingham, who also created the bronze artwork at the entrance of the Hingham Public Library.

This event is the culmination of several years of planning and efforts by countless people and organizations who have worked collaboratively with Town and State government to appropriately honor the deeds and life of a great American patriot and town citizen.

Please mark your calendars for this important event.

 

Herbert L. Foss (October 12, 1871, Belfast, Maine – September 1, 1937 Hingham, Massachusetts) was a United States Navy Seaman who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Spanish–American War. After the war Foss moved toHingham and found work at an ammunition depot. He was a member of the United Spanish War Veterans. He became the superintendent of the Fort Hill Cemetery and on September 1, 1937, while working at the cemetery, Foss died of heart disease. He is buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery here in Hingham. 

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