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Boston Blazers, Military Friends Foundation Honor Local Fallen Hero at “Heroes Night”


The Boston Blazers, Boston’s own professional lacrosse team, joined with the Military Friends Foundation, a non-profit serving Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve, and Gold Star Families, to honor the memory of First Lieutenant Scott Milley on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston.


A 2005 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury High School, Lt. Milley was an avid sports fan and talented athlete who played key roles on both his hockey and lacrosse teams, but his top priority was to serve to his country. After graduating with honors from the University of New Hampshire, he became a U.S. Army Ranger. Lt. Milley had just begun his tour of duty in Afghanistan when he was killed after his platoon came under attack last November.

In honor of Lt. Milley, the Boston Blazers donated $5 from each “Heroes Night” ticket sold in advance to Military Friends programs for Massachusetts’ fallen heroes and other local military families.

“As an Iraq veteran, I want to thank the Boston Blazers for hosting a night that directly supported our Massachusetts military community. We are grateful to have had this opportunity to honor the service and sacrifice of Lt. Milley in a venue that we know he would have loved so much,” said Sergeant Major Jim Kelly (Ret.), President of the Military Friends Foundation.

“The Military Friends Foundation was one of the first organizations on our doorstep to offer us support,” said Scott’s father Steve Milley. “They helped bring our whole community together by donating thousands of flags that our friends, neighbors and strangers held to welcome Scott home one last time.”

Additionally, the Blazers have dedicated the remaining part of the season to Lt. Milley. Each player will wear a special patch on their helmets designed by the Milley family to commemorate their son. “The Blazers organization is honored to dedicate our 2011 season to Lt. Scott Milley whose sacrifice allows us all to live in freedom. Scott was an avid lacrosse player in high school and we will play our sport in tribute and respect to him each time we take the turf this season,” said Doug Reffue, Blazers President and General Manager.


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