Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

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 […]

December 18, 2019/LYNN by Gayla Cawley – Thanks to Operation Military Smiles Toy Shop, U.S. Army veteran William August will be able to provide gifts to his two young children this Christmas. Not only was August able to shop for free toys at the City Hall event Wednesday evening, he also won a bicycle for […]

Nov. 23, 2019/FOXBORO – Nine years ago, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation introduced a season-long theme called Celebrate Volunteerism. The main focus of the initiative was to recognize community volunteers and to promote the importance of volunteering. Since its inception, New England Patriots players, coaches and alumni have donated tens of thousands of […]

The 26.2-mile march premieres at The Fenn School in Concord, MA November 26, 2019/CONCORD – Military Friends Foundation, a nonprofit that provides critical assistance Massachusetts military families and the families of the fallen in times of need, today announced that registration is 70 percent sold out for the 2020 Tough Ruck. The 2020 event will take place on Sunday, April 19 at The […]

November 11, 2019/BOSTON – Veterans at the New England Center and Home for Veterans were treated to a meal and ice cream social this weekend.  This is part of a partnership with Military Friends Foundation “Hero Meals” program and the Bertucci’s Restaurant corporation.  Over the past decade thousands of meals have been served to homeless […]

October 13, 2019/Washington DC – Massachusetts Army National Guard soldiers ran the Army Ten Miler as part of Team Military Friends. The runners honored fallen service members during the race October  Military Friends Foundation, established after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, provides direct financial grants and community empowerment events to support Warriors and their families. Runners who joined Team Military […]

September 28, 2019/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 29, 2019, in honor of Gold […]