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Annual flag garden honors 37,000 fallen heroes on Boston Common


Volunteers create annual flag garden honoring 37,000 fallen Massachusetts heroes on Boston Common



REMINDS YOU TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. FOR STAFF SERGEANT CHARLES ZOTT IT’S PERSONAL. >> SO PEOPLE RECOGNIZE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT. >> SHOW APPRECIATION AND RESPECT. >> IF YOU HAVE LOST SOMEONE, YOU CAN WATCH THIS AND SEE, THE COMMUNITYS IA PS.LU REPORTER; EACH OF THESE 37,000 FLAGS REPRESENTS A LIFE. A MEMORY. A STORY. OF MASSACHUSETTS DUTY MAN OR WOMAN WHO DIED IN THE DATGIN WARS RETURN TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. >>THE REASON TO DO IT IN THE BOSTON COMMON IS BECAUSE IT FORCES PEOPLE TO STOP, IT MIGHT NOT THINK OF MEMORIALAY, IT MIGHT JUST GO TO LUNCH OR TAKE THEIR KIDS SOMEWHERE, AND YOU CAN’T WALK BY THESE FLAGS WITH OUT STOPPI.NG >> THIS IS AMAZING. REPORTER: A VOLUNTEER CALLED IT DISBELIEVING AND HEART-WARMING AT THE SAME TIME. TO REMEMBER WHY WE HAVE THE FREEDOMS WE HAVE TODAY. >> AND ALL THE GUYS FROM TSEHE WHO WENT THERE JUST TO FIGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY: 00 TO GIVE US PLEASURE

Volunteers create annual flag garden honoring 37,000 fallen Massachusetts heroes on Boston Common

An annual patriotic tradition returned to Boston Common on Wednesday. For the 13th year, volunteers placed more than 37,000 flags on the grass before Memorial Day to honor Massachusetts’ fallen heroes from the American Revolution to today. On Thursday, the completed flag garden will serve as the backdrop for a Memorial Day ceremony. The final 388 flags in the display will be placed at the ceremony, representing service members killed since 9/11. .

An annual patriotic tradition returned to Boston Common on Wednesday.

For the 13th year, volunteers placed more than 37,000 flags on the grass before Memorial Day to honor Massachusetts’ fallen heroes from the American Revolution to today.

On Thursday, the completed flag garden will serve as the backdrop for a Memorial Day ceremony. The final 388 flags in the display will be placed at the ceremony, representing service members killed since 9/11.

The annual Flag Garden returned to full size in 2021, after being reduced in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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