Fortunately, I heard about the flags on the evening news and knew I had to make a trip to Boston to see them first hand. The Boston Common is huge, and after walking quite a bit, I finally asked several people if they had seen the flags, they hadn't. Soon, I did, and what a sight. A moving sight, and I hope you get an idea from the pictures below.
Memorial Day isn't just another holiday.
This garden of 37,000 flags was planted in memory of every fallen Massachusetts service member from the Revolutionary War to the present. These flags will be on display through Memorial Day weekend for your observance and reflection. Please remember and honor the ultimate sacrifices of our local heroes.
For more information about the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, please visit www.massmilitaryheroes.org
Each flag represents a fallen service member; please respect the display.