The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund is proud to offer community support to the families of the fallen through both public and private events. Public events bring our community together in acts of volunteer service showcasing our support for our military and their families. Private events are social gatherings designed to bring bereaved families together in an atmosphere of fun and mutual support. Family members wishing to access the private events should contact us at 617-482-0444.
Memorial Day Flag Garden Planting on Boston Common
Our signature community building event! We and hundreds of volunteers create a majestic garden of flags on Boston Common for Memorial Day weekend. Each of the 37,000+ flags we plant at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument will represent every brave Massachusetts service member who gave his or her life defending our country since the Revolutionary War. The completed garden is a breathtaking tribute to the true meaning of Memorial Day and a powerful message of community support to the families of these fallen heroes that their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
We rely on donors and volunteers to create this display and to stand watch over them throughout Memorial Day weekend.
5-18-2018 Update: At this time, online volunteer registration to help create the flag garden on Wednesday, May 23 at 1pm has closed. If you are interested in volunteering but missed the online registration, you can register on Wednesday at the project site at a “Walk-In” table. We are still accepting online registrations to help care for the garden throughout the weekend, and to retire the flags on Monday, 5/28 at 6pm.
Please also consider sponsoring a flag to help create this moving tribute and to care for bereaved military families year-round.
Thank you to all of the 2018 Memorial Day Corporate Sponsors of our Flag Garden, with special appreciation to John Hancock for their key sponsorship and support.
Each year on the Thursday before Memorial Day, families of the Massachusetts fallen from post 9/11/2001 conflicts will read the names of their loved ones during our Remembering Honoring MA Heroes Name Reading Ceremony Invite 2018 . By standing with us during this ceremony, you will let these families know that their loved ones’ ultimate sacrifice is honored and will never be forgotten.
9/11 Service Project to Support Our Troops & Families
Each September, the Massachusetts Military Heroes fund coordinates a care package service project to support active duty service members and veterans in need, as well as a pledge drive to support local bereaved military families. This event is held at the Mother’s Walk on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to our community in a positive way on September 11th; now a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Activities include building care packages for our military service members overseas, care packages for veterans in need at home in Massachusetts, writing letters of support to our troops, and a pledge drive for the families supported by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. More information can be found here: 2018- 9-11 Service Project
On behalf of the families we serve, thank you for your support!