Join us under the tent at Bartlett's Farm for an amazing and inspiring night! The evening is an opportunity for the community to stand together in recognition of the sacrifices made daily by those who have served in uniform and their families.

Beginning at 6:00 PM Enjoy a cocktail reception sponsored by Cisco Brewers  During the cocktail hour, listen to the captivating sound of Louie Bello and his band. See below what the critics are saying about Louie's musical talent.

A very gourmet dinner has been put together by celebrity Chef Chris Coombs. Chris is the owner of Boston Urban Hospitality which owns such award winning restaurants as Deuxave (1 of 3 restaurants in Boston that currently has a 4 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide) and Boston Chops. Chef will be assisted by Nantucket's very own talented trio Courtney Mackey, Kyle Daley and Lindsay Daley of PPX Catering who recently opened up shop at 7 Water Street.

The night's very special EMCEE is Boston's own Greg "The Hillman" Hill host of the Greg Hill Show on WEEI and founder of The Greg Hill Foundation

Guest Speaker Lieutenant Pete Scobell, US Navy SEAL(ret) will present during dinner. In 17 years, Scobell served major roles in Special Operations missions over 6 combat deployments in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other violent locations. He earned two Bronze Stars with Valor, Joint Commendation Medals, multiple combat action ribbons, and two Presidential Unit Citations. He became only the third enlisted SEAL to win admittance to the Naval Academy graduating just in time to be deployed to Iraq. After years of exposure to detonating weapons and mortar blasts, this All-American Hero was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury and underwent treatment. He now speaks about the INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR on behalf of the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also presents to SEALS and their families when they return from deployment. His talk "The Blast Affect" was developed as a patient at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence located on the National Naval Medical Center where he was diagnosed and treated.

See his video here

This night has in part been made possible by the generosity of Blue Buffalo, The Bishop Family, and The Bartlett Family. We thank them for their ongoing support of our nations veterans and the mission of Holidays for Heroes.

Our mission is to continue to make a difference in the lives of our veterans and their families, and we THANK YOU for your support in making our on-going mission successful.

Proceeds fund American Dream grants, awards, and scholarships; and underwrite annual Heroes’ Nantucket Holiday Experiences.  American Dream Grants guarantee our Heroes will have the chance – and the resources – to personally achieve and live the life they fought for.

In 2018, Holidays for Heroes hosted over 55 individuals including veterans and their families on the island of Nantucket through the generous support of the Nantucket Community, its residents and businesses.

This is going to be a great night, with amazing music, exquisite dining, and an inspirational message. Please join us and see how much you can make a difference in those that have sacrificed so much for OUR FREEDOM. 



Here is what the critics are saying about Louie:

Bello is Boston. He’s so LA. And he’s undeniably Nashville now. He grew up in Boston and started performing when he was “just a skinny little kid.” Now that kid is an award winning artist who splits his time between all of the above, and more. Louie has been performing across the country and writing music for other artists as well as for television (The Kardashians and The Real World). Louie won the Improper Boston’s Best of Boston Award last year, in addition to the Nightlife award for Best Performer. You may have seen him opening up for Tyler Farr and Eric Paslay at this year’s Patriot Fest at Lawn on D. Bello describes his sound as country/soul. To me it’s Sam Hunt soul, with a sprinkling of Sinatra and bit of Bruno Mars. Whatever comparison you make, there is no denying the honesty is Louie’s delivery. . If you don’t already know of Louie Bello, get to know this seriously skilled singer and performer.



The Nantucket community comes together to celebrate our Heroes.
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Our Duty
Each September, HFH volunteers and supporters host the Holidays For Heroes American Dream Tribute & Gala. It’s a full-out Tribute to Heroes released from duty during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, while also honoring the lives lost and still affected by the four planes hijacked and World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks on September 11, 2001.

The injuries our Heroes sustained in the line of duty have changed their lives forever. During this annual Tribute, we each take full responsibility for OUR duty; assuring our Heroes unwavering support during their transition to wellness and ensuring their families’ futures, just as each Hero fulfilled his/her duty to ensure a future for us all.

Community Support & Volunteers
The synergy is palpable. In a community brought together by a volunteer team, the American Dream Tribute & Gala is HFH’s major fundraising event. In-kind gifts from event designers and planners, lodging, transportation, caterers and more enable the event’s success as a fundraiser.

An Unforgettable Evening
Finally, ablaze in red white and blue spirit, the evening of Tributes begins. A stirring performance by a band comprised of veterans and a wholly charismatic auctioneer unite us all.  It’s an unforgettable and poignant evening, inspired by our Heroes’ bravery alongside our community’s resolve; the tributes, awards and citations underscored by unabashed generosity of spirit.



Donations of any size really make a difference. As a non-profit, 100% of your donation goes directly to support our cause.


You can make a lasting impact on a wounded hero’s life. Watch a dream materialize; share the happiness you bring to Heroes and their families. It’s a reward unlike any other. Accomplish something priceless. Take action today.