Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Flag Day 5K road race. The event is going to take place on Saturday, June 16, 2018. For more information or to register please CLICK HERE.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual Flag Day 5K road race. It was our most successful year to date thanks to all of the support we received. During the event we gave a $5,000 donation to Team RWB.


On Saturday, January 18th St. Johns Prep Hockey hosted Boston College High School for the annual 1st Lt. Derek Hines Memorial Game. The team presented a $6,500 donation to our fund. Thank you for the support and tribute.


On November 9th Babson College Hockey hosted a Military Apprecatiation Day and honored 1st Lt. Derek Hines. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our veterans, active duty military and also our Fund. Babson made a $2,345 donation.


The 2nd Annual Flag Day 5K Road Race was a huge success. Almost 1,700 runners participated and raised over $50,000 for the 1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers assistance Fund. Thank you to everyone who participated and our sponsors.


The 1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund made a $10,000 donation to Operation Santa, Massachusetts.

The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation hosted their annual Army-Navy Luncheon. For the second straight year the fund decided to be a major sponsor and donated $10,000 to Operation Santa. Operation Santa is a program that supports children of Fallen Heroes and children of deployed National Guard Members and Reservists. They provide gift cards to these special kids during the holiday season.


The Re-Dedication of the 1st Lt. Derek S. Hines Bridge was held on August 13, 2012



The Hines family was joined by local and state officials Monday, August 13 to officially dedicate the newly rebuilt 1st Lieutenant Derek S. Hines Memorial Bridge.

In attendance was Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, Richard Davey, secretart of the Massachusetts Department of Transporation; Coleman Nee, secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services; state Rep. Michael Costello, D-Newburyport; Amesbury Mayor Thatcher Kezer, Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday and Salisbury Town manager Neil Harrington.

The bridge was under construction for over 2 years and was recently completed and will now be open.