Monday – Friday
May 15 – 26, 2017

2nd Annual Statewide Educational Program

Schools in Massachusetts will participate in a statewide educational program in which teachers, headmasters, principals, Gold Star Families and Veterans will educate students about Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. Massachusetts Fallen Heroes will provide the resources and literature for educators to create individualized lesson plans that will have an emphasis on service, freedom and sacrifice. The Educational Program will also tie into the community events, challenging the students to participate.

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May 20, 2017

2nd Annual Patriot Fest Concert

The Lawn on D

Patriot Fest will be headlined by American country music singers and songwriters Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay and supported by Dalton and the Sheriffs and Louie Bello.

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Media Partner: Country 102.5 WKLB

Saturday – Friday
May 20 – 26, 2017

Statewide “Honor Their Sacrifice” Community Events

Cities and towns will participate in the inaugural “Honor Their Sacrifice” community program. These community events will give student groups, veterans service organizations and patriotic citizens the opportunity to pay it forward in their community through an awareness campaign and service projects.

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May 21, 2017

Boston’s Wounded Vet Motorcycle Run

Boston Harley-Davidson, Revere, MA

May 23, 2017

Patriot Forum

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

High-ranking military officers and government officials, defense contractors and industry-related professionals will be invited to participate in an exclusive forum to discuss current world issues.


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7th Annual Memorial Dinner

Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

This annual event raises funds for programs and services that benefit Massachusetts Gold Star Family members and veterans. Previous dinners have allowed us to operate with 85% of our revenue being allocated to the programs that serve our Gold Star Families and veterans.

Honoring: Robert F. Rivers, Chairman & CEO, Eastern Bank

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May 27, 2017

Re-Dedication of the Memorial

85 Northern Avenue, Boston

Gold Star Family members, elected officials, and the general public are invited to an intimate re-dedication of the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial located along the South Boston Waterfront.

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May 28, 2017

Run to Remember Boston

Seaport Boulevard

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes will have a team of 100 runners (50 runners for the 5 mile race and 50 runners for the half marathon) participating in the Run to Remember. This annual race is a tribute to fallen law enforcement officers and first responders.

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May 29, 2017

Memorial Day

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes will participate in media conferences throughout the day to build awareness around Memorial Day. United States Air Force F-16s will conduct a statewide flyover following the National Moment of Remembrance, that asks Americans to pause in an act of national unity for the duration of one minute beginning at 3:00 PM on Memorial Day. Please join us at the Memorial.

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