The Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund is a charitable trust that seeks to honor Massachusetts fallen Servicemen and Servicewomen, who were killed while deployed on Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, by providing educational assistance grants to their children.
Children qualify if their parent in the military died in either Operations Enduring or Iraqi Freedom and whose death was credited to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. There is no selection process. If the child is a son or daughter of a Serviceman or Woman whose service is credited to Massachusetts and gave his/her life in Operation Enduring or Iraqi Freedom, that child then qualifies for funds. To date, over 100 Servicemembers from Massachusetts have been killed. Of these casualties, 47 were parents who left behind a total of 77 children, ranging in age from newborns to twenty seven years of age. All of these children are now eligible to receive funding through the MSLF program.