BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Reggae pop artist and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Shaggy will be honored for his military service and advocacy for veterans at an annual Veterans Day dinner Thursday.
The dinner is hosted by Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program which provides mental health and wellness programs for veterans and their families. All proceeds from the event will directly support Home Base's efforts.
Shaggy, known for such hits as "Boombastic" and "It Wasn't Me," served in Operation Desert Storm. He will speak about his military service, music career, and his support for veteran causes.
"My military experience helped shape me into the person that I am today,” Shaggy said in a 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.”
The event will be held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and will be emceed by WCVB-TV anchor and U.S. Air Force veteran Randy Price.