Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021

July 15, 2021 – A group of Massachusetts National Guardmembers stationed in the Middle East honored Weymouth Police Department Sgt. Michael Chesna today.  All the Guardmembers serve as police officers back home.  Sgt. Chesna, a Purple Heart Veteran, was killed in the line of duty on July 15, 2018. The soldiers displayed a handmade sign […]

Financial Wellness Town Hall Informational Flyer Presented by TD Bank and Military Friends Foundation SPACE IS LIMITED | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY July 2021/Virtual – TD Bank and their financial experts will join Military Friends Foundation to host a virtual Financial Wellness Town Hall for Servicemembers and their families on July 14th. “We want to […]

March 2021/HANSCOM AFB – Military Friends Foundation said joined military leaders to bid farewell and success on their mission hundreds Soldiers of the Massachusetts National Guard 1-101 Field Artillery Batteries.  The Soldiers will provide critical infrastructure support, including in Afghanistan, and are expected to be overseas for one year.  “Military Friends Foundation support both for […]

December 2020 – This year due to COVID-19, Families of the Fallen Servicemembers will not be able to gather together in the State House for the annual Massachusetts Gold Star Families Tree Ceremony. In collaboration with the Office of the Governor, Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services, USS Constitution, and Encore Resorts, Military Friends Foundation will be presenting a special […]

November 2020/SWAMPSCOTT — The Military Friends Foundation distributed dozens of $100 Hero Meal grocery gift cards to military families and veterans at an event Tuesday as a way of saying thanks to those who have served the United States both at home and abroad.  “We’re excited to be able to recognize those who have served and […]

October 2020/EAST LONGMEADOW – East Longmeadow native and Field Artillery Officer Payton Grande participated in the 8th annual Military Friend’s Foundation Tough Ruck event. She ran 26.2 miles carrying 15-35 pound rucksack on her back in honor of the fallen military and first responders who sacrificed their lives on 9/11. “This is my second Tough […]

September 27, 2020/BOSTON – The last Sunday in September was designated as Gold Star Mother’s Day by a joint resolution of Congress in June of 1936.  The Office of Governor Charlie Baker will fly the Gold Star flag at the State House from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, September 27, 2020, in honor of Gold […]

September 2020/Staff Writer Waltham Wicked Local – Waltham City Councilor Sean Durkee recently participated in the Tough Ruck. He “rucks” for his grandfather, PFC John Mulhane, killed in action in World War II, Sgt. Travis Manchuso of Concord; and “all of the patriots who came before and will come after.” According to Durkee, the Tough […]

Massachusetts Holyoke and Chelsea Soldiers Homes are home to 500 veterans.  In recent days, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard at nursing homes around the country and especially hard at Holyoke Soldier home where more than forty veterans have passed away from the disease.  The MA National Guard has been mobilized to give support to the hundreds of […]

April 4, 2020/BOSTON – The first Sunday in April is designated by Congress as Gold Star Mother’s Day in recognition of the sacrifices made by wives and  spouses of our fallen heroes.  The Gold Star flag will fly over the Massachusetts State House from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, April 5, 2020, in honor of Gold […]