FRIDAY, MAY 17 – MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024

Patriot Week

FRIDAY, MAY 17 – MONDAY, MAY 27, 2024

Participate in Patriot Week

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 Hotel 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

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

Get Involved

For more information about Patriot Week opportunities or to participate in Patriot Week, please contact

“We are here because we are supposed to be here. Because we owe it to them; we swore we would never forget. We have a creed that says we will leave no man behind. If we did not take the time to HONOR them, we would be leaving them behind. If we did not work to SUPPORT the Gold Star Families, we would be leaving them behind. If we did not work hard to EMPOWER the Veterans that served alongside them, we would be leaving them behind.”

Master Sergeant Gregory Kelly
President and Co-Founder Massachusetts Fallen Heroes
19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), U.S. Army