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Patriot Week Events

Statewide Educational Program

Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 27, 2022

Schools in Massachusetts will participate in a virtual statewide educational program. Teachers, headmasters, principals, Gold Star Families, and Veterans will educate students about Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day. Massachusetts Fallen Heroes will provide the resources and literature for educators to create individualized lesson plans emphasizing service, freedom and sacrifice.

Flags for the Fallen

Friday, May 20, 2022

Seaport Common
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 through the Rededication to commemorate Patriot Week.

Official Patriot Week Kickoff

Saturday, May 21, 2022


InnoVets Business Expo & Pitch Competition

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

101 Seaport Boulevard, Boston
5:00 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 entrant will pitch their company in a 15 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, followed by a 5 minute Q&A with the judges. 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.

Memorial Dinner

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Encore Boston Harbor

5:00 PM – VIP/Gold Star Reception
6:00 PM – General Reception
7:00 PM – Dinner Program

This 12th annual event will be held at the Encore Boston Harbor, 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 2022 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.

Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Rededication Ceremony

Friday, May 27, 2022

Seaport Common
85 Northern Avenue, Boston
1:00 PM

The 7th 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 Patriot Clambake

Monday, May 30, 2022

Seaport Common
85 Northern Avenue, Boston
11:00 AM

Live Music

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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