Interesting Photo of the Day: 37,000 Flags Planted in Boston Common for Memorial Day

Boston Magazine’s Associate Digital Editor, Yiqing Shao, was recently assigned to cover the Flag Garden in Boston Common, an annual event which takes place every Memorial Day weekend; one American Flag is “planted” into the lawn for every Massachusetts resident that has fallen at war dating from the Revolutionary War through present time. This year’s event displays 37,000 flags, which you can see in the image captured by Shao:

American Flag garden in Boston Common (Via Boston Magazine/Facebook. Click to see full size.)

The Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund organizes the memorial every year, gathering 500 volunteers to help place the flags. The last 205 flags were set in place during a special ceremony to honor the soldiers who have died since 9/11.

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