Patriot Week

Patriot Week Events

Flags for the Fallen

Friday, May 17, 2024

Seaport Common
85 Northern Avenue, Boston
11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Join us in kicking off Patriot Week by helping to install a sea of American flags at the Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial. The flags honor each of our Fallen Heroes and stand as a poignant reminder of their sacrifice, and will grace the Memorial for the duration of Patriot Week and through Memorial Day.

We encourage you to be part of this moving event, plant flags with friends new and old.

Memorial Gala

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Encore Boston Harbor Hotel
4:00-11:00 PM

The 14th annual Patriot Week Gala at Encore Boston Harbor Hotel is our key fundraising event, uniting Gold Star Families, Veterans, corporate and civic leaders, and distinguished guests. This gala, a cornerstone during the week, raises awareness for the vital services provided by Massachusetts Fallen Heroes and InnoVets. It also pays tribute to Gold Star Families and honors Massachusetts military members lost since September 11, 2001.

Tickets to the Patriot Week Gala can be purchased via one of our sponsorship opportunities. To learn more, contact

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Rededication Ceremony

Friday, May 24, 2024

Seaport Common
85 Northern Avenue, Boston
11:00 AM-1:00 PM

As the culminating event of Patriot Week just before Memorial Day, the 9th Annual Rededication Ceremony is a solemn community gathering during which updated glass panels, inscribed with the names of the most recent Fallen Heroes, are unveiled. This ceremony stands as a poignant tribute not only to these heroes but also to those who have fallen in the past, honoring their sacrifices. It also recognizes the enduring resilience and strength of Gold Star Families who have made significant sacrifices for our nation.

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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