Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

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 […]

March 30, 2020 – Today Military Friends Foundation 501c3, announced it is launching the “COVID-19 Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund” and pledging $100,000 to support these efforts. “With the COVID-19 health crisis sweeping across the Nation, we are aware of the enormous challenges our service members and their families will face in the coming weeks and months,” said Sarah […]

March 13, 2020 – Tough Ruckers, As the President declares a National State of Emergency, our first thoughts are for the safety and health of you and your families. Shortly following this morning’s announcement of the Boston Marathon postponement, Massachusetts Governor Baker also announced an emergency order banning gatherings over 250 people. With the developing […]

Military Friends Foundation Executive Director Sarah Sweeney to be Named “Patriot Award” Recipient by Ahern Foundation BURLINGTON – The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation will be hosting the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Gala on March 14, 2020 at the Burlington Marriott.  The evening will feature the Irish Step Dancers, Massachusetts State Police Pipes and Drums, DJ […]