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Patriot Week Events

Grand Opening of the Emond Center for Engagement


12 Channel St., Suite 603, Boston

Memorial Gala

Friday, May 19, 2023

Encore Boston Harbor Hotel
5:00-9:00 PM

This 13th annual event will be held at the Encore Boston Harbor Hotel, built in 2019.  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 2023 awards to be presented include the: Captain Jennifer Harris Award, SFC Jared C. Monti “Medal of Honor Above and Beyond the Call of Duty’ Award, Navy SEAL Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer Kevin A. Houston Award, Christine Devlin “Gold Star Family Support” Award, Army Green Beret Sergeant First Class Daniel H. Petithory Award, and Sergeant First Class Eric Emond “Wicked Awesome” Award.

Flags for the Fallen

Monday, May 22, 2023

Seaport Common
85 Northern Avenue, Boston
9:00-11:00 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 through the Rededication Ceremony to commemorate Patriot Week.

InnoVets Pitch Competition

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Emond Center for Engagement
12 Channel St., Suite 603, Boston
5:00-8:00 PM

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 business will leave with some well-earned seed funding for their business.

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Rededication Ceremony

Friday, May 26, 2023

Seaport Common
85 Northern Avenue, Boston
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

The 8th 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.

Gold Star Family & Veteran Cookout

Monday, May 29, 2023

Seaport Common
85 Northern Avenue, Boston
11:00 AM

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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