Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

October 28, 2015 Dear Legislators, My name is SGM Jim Kelly and I am the President of the Military Friends Foundation 501c3, the organization that proudly administers the state’s Military Family Relief Fund.  I welcomed the opportunity to sit down this week with Kerry Kavanaugh from Fox 25 News Investigates to address uninformed and reckless […]

September 2015/Dedham By Max Bowen and Robert Curran | Wicked Local Families who have lost loved ones in service since the tragic events of Sept. 11 joined together on Saturday to honor their sacrifice. Massachusetts Run for the Fallen was held in Dedham at Memorial Field, with more than 500 runners and walkers participating. Previously held in […]

July 2015/Hyannis – Military Friends Foundation was proud to join with the South Shore Music Circus and Cape Cod Melody Tent to recognize local military families.  Families of Fallen Servicemembers and Soldiers who will shortly deploy overseas we’re treated to a Lee Brice Concert and a special meet-and-greet with the country superstar.  This is the […]

July 2015/Dedham – We are excited to announce the 2015 Massachusetts Run For The Fallen  will take place in Dedham this year.  Dedham Veterans Service Officer Bill Aitken and Brigadier General Tom Sellars (ret.) will serve as co-chairs of this years Run. Massachusetts Run For The Fallen (MARFTF) is a Military Friends Foundation, 501(c)3 project […]

April 2015/Concord – (Courtesy of Fox25) Completing the Boston Marathon with a weighted backpack, it’s not only difficult, marathon it’s a “Tough Ruck”.  The 26.2 mile journey is about more than just the course.  It’ s about carrying on the memories of friends, loved ones and service members.

February 2015/Boston – SGM Jim Kelly (ret.), an Iraq combat Veteran and President of Military Friends Foundation, is calling upon citizens across the Commonwealth to take a moment to “check-the-box” on Question 32E on their state tax form.  Citizens across the Commonwealth can make a donation that will support military families and families of Fallen […]

January 2015/Lexington – Following the deadly Marathon bombings, military members with their Ruck sacks could no long take part in the marathon due to security reasons.  But with the support of the BAA, military members pledged to continue their mission of walking 26.2 miles to honor their fallen brothers and sisters.  In 2015, this Boston […]