Friday, November 24th, 2017

MA Gold Star Families Tree

Massachusetts Gold Star Families Tree Dedication
5 December 2017 at 2:30PM in Memorial Hall, State House

~This event is open to the public. Please join us for a reception following the dedication~

Please scroll down for Families of the Fallen Registration

Military Friends Foundation will host the annual dedication of the “Massachusetts Gold Star Families Tree”.  The tree pays tribute to local Service Members who have been killed-in-action, lost their lives on active duty, from military suicide, or died related to their military service.  Photos and messages from loved ones will be displayed on the tree and serve to remind us of the tremendous sacrifices made for our Freedoms.   Families of the Fallen are invited to arrive prior to the dedication to personalized ornaments that will be placed on the tree.

This project is a partnership between the Military Friends Foundation, the Office of the Governor, Gold Star Wives of Greater Boston, Gold Star Mothers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and  Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services.

Official 2017 Invitation click here.


2017 Massachusetts Gold Star Families Tree Registration

Welcome to the registration page for the Massachusetts Gold Star Families Tree dedication. Families of the Fallen of all eras are invited to submit a photo of their loved one through the form below. Photos received on or before December 1st will be displayed on the 2017 Massachusetts Gold Star Families Tree. Families may also bring a small photo to place on the tree however please note this tree will be on display to the public for the month of December and we are not able to return the photos. At the conclusion of the ceremony there will be an opportunity for a family member to read the rank, name and era of service of their Fallen Hero. Please let us know if you plan to take part in the name reading in the notes section below. Additionally, a $25 parking assistance card is available and families can request this below. Please contact us at 1-84-HELP-VETS (1-844-357-8387) with any questions or if you need any assistance.