Home Base Nation

37,000 Flags for the Fallen with the Mass Military Heroes Fund and Home Base - Memorial Day on Boston Common - 2021

Episode Summary

Leading off this bonus episode is Executive Director of the Mass Military Heroes Fund, Diane Nealon, followed by reflections from both civilian and military flag planters while honoring 37,000 fallen heroes in Massachusetts, including Home Base Executive Director, Brigadier General Jack Hammond.

Episode Notes

Home Base Program and the Mass Military Heroes Fund are both 12 years ago this year, founded in 2009. The MMHF shares in its mission with Home Base, an initial support of post 9/11 veterans and their families, and each year the Memorial Day Flag Planting reveals 37,000 flags that represent those tied to MA who lost their lives in all wars since the Revolutionary War.