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Patriot Week Events

Virtual Memorial Day Lesson Plan

MONDAY, MAY 18 – FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2020

Due to school closures we are not able to physically hold our educational program but, as Memorial Day approaches, MFH wants to offer a lesson plan about the true meaning of the holiday. The following daily activities serve to inform and engage our youth with relatable content. We encourage you to post with our daily #hashtags on your social media and we will be sharing your creations.

Memorial Day Video Tribute

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020

7:00 PM

MFH will Livestream our tribute to our Fallen highlighting Massachusetts Fallen Heroes and their Gold Star Families. We will also have tributes from notable MFH supporters.

Help us honor the Fallen and share your love for our Gold Star Families by submitting your own video.

Flags for the Fallen

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

85 Northern Avenue, Boston
11:00 AM

Volunteers help kick off Patriot Week by building a sea of flags in honor of each of our Fallen Heroes. Those flags will remain standing until Memorial Day to commemorate Patriot Week.

Patriot Panel

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

Seaport Boston Hotel
9:00 AM

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.

10th Annual Memorial Dinner

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
5:00 – 9:00 PM

This 10th annual event will be held in the same venue as the inaugural Memorial Dinner in 2010. The evening will bring together Gold Star Families, Veterans, corporate and civic leaders, and distinguished guests to raise awareness of the programs and services provided by Massachusetts Fallen Heroes.

The Memorial Dinner is black-tie optional.

InnoVets Business Expo

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020

Seaport Boston Hotel

Registered attendees will get to know the many local Veteran and Gold Star Family companies. Each business will have a booth to showcase their practice, speak about their products, and help cultivate future development and growth within the Boston Innovation Community. Each business will pitch their company in a rapid-fire, two-minute presentation where they will have the chance to address the public and give a compelling pitch for how we can help them continue to grow and thrive. Registered attendees will receive a handful of InnoVets bucks with which they can vote for their favorites. The most voted-for businesses will leave with some well-earned seed funding for their business.

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Rededication Ceremony

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2020

85 Northern Avenue, Boston
10:00 AM

The 5th Annual Rededication of the MFH Memorial will host Gold Star Family members, elected officials, distinguished guests, and the general public in Boston’s Seaport District. Updated glass panels with the names of the most recent Fallen Heroes will be unveiled by Gold Star Family members.

Get Involved

For more information about Patriot Week opportunities or to participate in Patriot Week, please contact MFHEvents@massfallenheroes.org.

“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