EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
MASSACHUSETTS IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN FALLEN HEROES MEMORIAL FUND INC wrote -
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to honoring those who have given their lives in service since September 11th, 2001. The mission of Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund Inc. is to honor the fallen, assist families of the fallen and to empower returning Veterans.
The Massachusetts Fallen Heroes Memorial honors the memory of the fallen by preserving their name in a public tribute and acknowledging the sacrifice these service members have made by way of a first-of-its-kind in the nation 50ft diaphonous obelisk located in the Seaport district of Boston. Massachusetts Fallen Heroes is also highly dedicated in raising awareness of the sacrifices made by our fallen heroes and their families left behind by educating our youth across the Commonwealth. In 2016, we created our first Educational Program that took place during Patriot Week, where we visted 14 schools. We were accompanied by Gold Star families and Active Duty military personell; all of whom shared their stories and what the meanings of duty, honor, sacrifice, and duty mean to them. This program will continue annually and also expand to cover more school districts.
By coordinating special events, annual dinners and trips, MFH brings Gold Star Families and Veterans together and provides a healing environment that fosters bonding, comfort and support. Their outreach programs and events have united the Massachusetts Gold Star and Veteran communities in a unique bond of shared loss and healing.
Massachusetts Fallen Heroes supports local Veterans through their Veteran’s Edge program by providing advocacy services and programs, which include workforce development, civil service employment, disability compensation claims assistance, discrimination, and legal assistance (non-criminal).