Patriot Week, established in 2016, is designed to inspire and educate the community about Honor, Service, Sacrifice, Character and Duty to reinforce the true meaning of Memorial Day. The timing of Patriot Week is important as it commences on Armed Forces Day and concludes on Memorial Day. All events and activities offered during Patriot Week, to honor our Fallen, are created to educate citizens about the difference between Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.
Our Annual Patriot Week signature events include the following:
Gala Dinner at Encore Boston Harbor which is our anchor event
Flags for the Fallen at the Memorial in the Seaport
InnoVets Pitch Competition at the new Emond Center for Engagement (ECE)
Memorial Rededication Ceremony at the Memorial in the Seaport
Gold Star Family and Veteran Cookout at the Memorial in the Seaport
Our annual Gala Dinner is the anchor event during the week and serves as our primary fundraiser for the year. The dinner will bring together Gold Star Families, Veterans, corporate and civic leaders and distinguished guests raise awareness of the services Massachusetts Fallen Heroes provides and to recognize the Gold Star Families and Honor the 301 Massachusetts military members we have lost since September 11, 2001. Each year we expand the Patriot Week events to reach new audiences and involve new businesses. If you or your business would like to become involved in Patriot Week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.