Patriot Week

Memorial Gala

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.

Event Details

Encore Boston Harbor Hotel
Saturday, May 18, 2024
4:00-11:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Nick Lavery

Nick Lavery is an active duty member of the U.S Army Special Forces, known as the Green Berets.

Lavery was injured in 2013 in Afghanistan when he became the victim of an insider attack which resulted in the loss of his leg. Afterwards, Lavery refused to retire and in 2015 returned to his detachment.

Lavery has received several awards over the years including three purple hearts and is currently serving as a Special Forces Warrant Officer.

Sponsorship Opportunities

All funds raised for Patriot Week will help to maintain and preserve the current Memorial while constructing a new Interactive Memorial, Education Center, and Museum. These funds will also assist in creating connections and networks of support and programs for the Families of our Fallen and will continue to build our unique InnoVets and Veterans Edge Programs, which aid in securing a strong physical and financial future for our returning Veterans.

Get Involved

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“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